March 22, 2018

Gun Violence Threatens the Health of Our Nation

Families USA recognizes gun violence as a severe threat to the health of our nation. As an organization focused on health care, we have not engaged previously in the vigorous national debate on gun violence. We are entering that debate today because our nation is at a turning point.

Fed up with excuses for why policy makers cannot do anything to stop gun violence, Families USA--along with more than 170 state and national partners--are demanding action from Congress.

March 9, 2018

What CMS Action on Idaho Means for Comprehensive Health Coverage

Sophia Tripoli

State Campaigns Manager

Yesterday, the Trump administration told insurers and regulators in Idaho that they cannot sell health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. This is the first recognition from the administration that the ACA remains the law of the land.

February 26, 2018

New Study Shows Why Maryland Families Need the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan

Stan Dorn

Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation and Senior Fellow, Families USA

On February 26, 2018, the Urban Institute released a report showing the need for Maryland’s health insurance down payment plan, called the “Protect Maryland Health Care Act of 2018.” According to the report, two policies that attack the Affordable Care Act—the end of federal enforcement of the ACA’s individual mandate and new Trump administration rules that authorize the sale of cut-rate, substandard insurance that violates ACA consumer protections—will do tremendous harm in virtually e

February 21, 2018

5 Reasons We Are Celebrating CHIP’s 10- Year Extension this National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Michelle Loo

Story Bank Associate

Along with celebrating Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year this February we are also elevating kids' oral health for National Children’s Dental Health Month! There is a lot to celebrate when funding for CHIP was extended for the next 10 years, and here’s why the Oral Health For All team at Families USA is stoked!  

February 16, 2018

Still Lurking: Federal Threats to Health Care

While it may seem that Congress has moved on from its reckless quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid, many lawmakers are not giving up.

It’s important that we remind members of Congress that we’re watching them and will mobilize to defend health care.

January 27, 2018

Medicaid Waivers: Webinar on Work Requirements and Beyond

On January 31, Families USA staff held a webinar about how state advocates can address Medicaid waiver proposals that include work requirements and other restrictions.

View webinar.

Our experts reviewed recent HHS approvals of work requirements for Medicaid and the tools available for state advocates to address similar proposals.


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