December 20, 2018

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Losing their Health Insurance Because of Trump Administration Policies

The Trump Administration has announced initial enrollment numbers for the federally-run Healthcare.gov exchange, which provides individual and small group coverage for the 39 states that do not operate their own state-based exchange. Enrollment was significantly lower than last year—a total of 8.45 million people enrolled representing a drop of 4.2 percent from 2017’s level of 8.82 million and an aggregate drop of over 8 percent from 2016’s level of 9.2 million. This represents a significant blow to the financial security and health of America’s families.

December 14, 2018

NCCI Holds its First Briefing – A Bipartisan Event with Experts from Families USA and the American Enterprise Institute

Three out of four uninsured Americans are eligible for coverage through state and federal health care programs, yet they remain unenrolled. More than a third of the uninsured (38 percent) are missing out on a chance to receive coverage that is essentially free: either Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), of qualified health plans with premiums that are fully covered by premium tax credits.

November 30, 2018

Let's Honor American Indians and Alaska Natives by Eliminating Health Inequities

Denisse Sanchez

Policy Analyst

November is Native American Heritage month. It’s a time to celebrate the rich history, culture, and traditions of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), and elevate the many contributions they have made to our nation. But to truly honor American Indians and Alaska Natives, we must work together to eliminate the profound health inequities AI/AN people face, and ensure that our government honors their treaty responsibilities to ensure the health and welfare of these communities.   

November 28, 2018

It’s Open Enrollment for Marketplace Coverage! Resources to #GetCovered

Healthcare.gov is now open for business! Until December 15th, consumers can enroll in comprehensive health plans that will start on January 1st 2019. High-quality coverage purchased through healthcare.gov (or a state’s marketplace) includes protections for preexisting conditions and a robust set of essential health benefits like preventive services, prescription drugs, mental health care, and hospital coverage.

November 20, 2018

The Tide is Turning Against Medicaid Work Requirement Waivers

Since July, a grim drumbeat has sounded from Arkansas: thousands of people losing their health insurance every month, disenrolled from Medicaid and “locked out” from rejoining until next year. This past June Arkansas began implementation of a new set of work and community engagement requirements involving new monthly reporting requirements.

November 19, 2018

The Verdict is In: 2018 Midterm Election was a Health Care Wave

Patrick Willard

Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships

On November 6th, we saw a “Health Care Wave” sweep across the country altering the balance of power in Washington and across state capitols across the country. Exit polls revealed what we long suspected: health care was one of the most important issues on the minds of voters, and in particular people who voted for Democrats. Democrats, who needed 23 additional seats to retake the House of Representatives, have gained are on track to gain at least 35 seats.

October 24, 2018

Four States to Decide About Medicaid Expansion During Midterm Elections

Sophia Tripoli

Director of Health Care Innovations

The fate of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, Idaho, Utah, and Montana lies in the hands of voters with less than two weeks left until Election Day.  Advocates, volunteers, and grassroots organizers have put it all on the line to help their friends and neighbors to have a voice in the debate about the benefits of expanding health care coverage.

October 3, 2018

Fixing Latino Health Inequities is an Investment in Our Country’s Future

Denisse Sanchez

Policy Analyst

Hispanic Heritage Month provides us an opportunity to recognize and lift up the achievements and contributions of the 57.5 million Latinos living in the United States. At the same time, it’s important that we all understand the challenges that Latinos face so we can work together to address them, because their well-being and success are inextricably linked to the well-being, success, and future prosperity of the United States as a whole.

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