November 28, 2018

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

Colin Shott

Communications Associate

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.

September 21, 2018

Congress Shows Support for Medically Necessary Dental Care

Millions of seniors and people with disabilities rely on Medicare for their health care, but it does not cover their oral health care. Even if someone needs dental care in order to have a medical procedure—like a kidney transplant patient who needs an oral infection treated to begin surgery -- Medicare won’t cover the oral health care. Luckily, coverage of “medically necessary” dental care could be added to Medicare through CMS’s administrative authority fairly easily without any need for legislation.

October 15, 2018

2018 Federal, State, and Local Election Toolkit for Health Care Voters

As the 2018 elections approach, now is the time for people to speak out to candidates about the kind of health care system they want, and to hold candidates accountable for delivering on it. Whether at a town hall, in the media, or one-on-one, voters can hold candidates for federal, state, and local offices accountable for working to protect health care, instead of tearing it down.

Health care is a top-of-mind issue for voters. In 2017, people across the country feared losing their health care due to tumultuous efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal insurance.

August 29, 2018

Health Care Voters Face Critical Choices in the States in 2018

Patrick Willard

Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships
The health care voter in 2018 will be weighing more than the fate of the Affordable Care Act in Congress. The outcome in many states will determine whether health care options are available for families and adults for years to come. 
 
Voters will face ballots with referendums to expand health coverage, governors’ races, and elections with party control of state legislatures hanging in the balance. The future of Medicaid programs has never been such a critical issue at the voting booth in so many states. 
 

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