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New Research: Strategies for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination Rates and Improving Health Care Access Among Medicaid Enrollees

It has been well documented that Medicaid enrollees face barriers to health care, including costs of care, difficulties accessing providers and insurance-based discrimination when accessing care, amon...

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Prioritizing Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: A Guide for State Advocates

Immunizing children against COVID-19 is an essential component of reducing its spread. With 48 million children under age 12 in the United States, well-planned distribution strategies are critical not...

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Mobilizing To Lower Prescription Drug Costs: Social Media Toolkit

Overview After years of stalling, Congress is finally showing signs that it might be ready to take action to lower the outrageous costs of prescription drugs. BUT IT’S NOT A DONE DEAL! We must make...

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The Urgent Need to Better Support Home- and Community-Based Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call to Action for State Advocates

Under the newly enacted American Rescue Plan, states can receive increased Medicaid funding from the federal government from April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, to “enhance, expand, or strengthen...

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Health Care Drumbeat Digital Toolkit: Messaging & Polling to Move Federal Action in 2021

As the 117th Congress and Biden administration work on their next big policy package, we are all building the drumbeat for action on health and health care. Based on extensive messaging research and r...

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Securing Our Healthy Future: A Road Map for the 117th Congress to Improve Health and Health Care in Every American Community

The 117th U.S. Congress is convening at a pivotal moment in the history of our nation. We face a significant set of challenges, but also a momentous opportunity to greatly improve the lives of struggl...

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Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment Transformation: Eight Recommendations for Federal Policy Priorities in 2021

In the new presidential term and the 117th Congress, it is imperative that we have bold, innovative leadership to steer us through one of the biggest health and economic crises in generations and embr...

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Measuring and Improving the Quality of Medicaid-Funded Care to Reduce Disparities in Health and Health Care Outcomes: A Primer for Health Equity Advocates

Despite notable disparities in health status and access to high-quality health care in communities of color and other minority populations, the United States health care system has not prioritized ach...

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Consumers First 2021 Legislative Agenda: Policy Solutions to Drive Value into the U.S. Health Care System in the 117th Congress

Authored by: Sophia Tripoli, Director of Health Care Innovation, Families USA; Jen Taylor, Senior Director of Federal Relations, Families USA; Shaun O'Brien, Assistant Director, Research and Collectiv...

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A Golden Opportunity for States to Make Health Insurance More Affordable: Rapid Action Required

If states act quickly, they can significantly lower residents’ health insurance costs by claiming revenue the federal government is about to abandon. In December 2019, Congress ended the f...

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