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Addressing the Prescription Drug Affordability Crisis: A Golden Opportunity for State Lawmakers

Prescription drug affordability is a top concern for U.S. voters across the political spectrum and throughout the nation. While the federal government and Congress continue to debate the issue, state ...

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Connecting Systems that Serve Children to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing

There are several key programs, services, and supports that should be included when developing a broad strategy to improve children’s health and wellbeing. This publication identifies some of the le...

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How to talk about High Drug Prices: A Messaging Guide Developed from Focus Group Findings.

Voters feel that drug prices are out of control and blame drug company greed for the high costs. This issue is personal for many: They tell stories of having to skip expensive medications or make hard...

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Voters Want to End Surprise Medical Billing: Insights from Voter Research

Receiving a surprise bill for out-of-network medical care is a common experience. Our national survey found that 44% of voters have received surprise bills for out-of-network care, and they said it wa...

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Making Community Health Workers Fundamental: New Research Strengthens the Case for State Policymakers to Include CHWs in Care Delivery Teams

There is considerable evidence that community health workers (CHWs) are an effective and versatile workforce that can improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs for diverse groups and health...

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Comparison of CBO-Scored Surprise Billing Legislation

The Congressional Budget Office has completed analysis of four committee-passed policy proposals related to surprise medical bills. This fact sheet describes each of the proposals and its CBO score. P...

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Background & Methodology: Repeal Bill’s Impact on Deductibles

How Senate repeal bill changes current law Current law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides premium tax credits (PTCs) to certain people with incomes between 100 and 400 p...

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Proven Best Choices

Families USA and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) have produced a new series of consumer guides to help patients and clinicians focus on which tests or treatments to choose when...

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Republicans’ ACA Replacement Proposals Fall Short of Providing the Protections and Care People Currently Enjoy Under the Affordable Care Act

Despite public disapproval, congressional Republicans are rushing down a dangerous path that could take health coverage away from 30 million people and raise premiums for millions more. To date, they ...

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Senate Health Care Repeal Bill Filled with Earmarks and Payoffs

Mitch McConnell can’t afford to lose Republican votes if he wants to push through the terrible Senate Republican “Better Care Act,” a massive tax cut for the rich masquerading as a health care p...

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