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White House Executive Order on Hospital Consolidation Answers Consumer Calls to Lower Health Care Costs for Nation’s Families

On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a new executive order to promote competition in the American economy, a wide-ranging order that includes 72 initiatives across more than a dozen federal...

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New data: Medicaid adult dental coverage is wise investment for economic recovery, health

by Melissa Burroughs, Colin Reusch Extending comprehensive oral health coverage to all adults enrolled in Medicaid could save at least $273 million in overall health care spending, per new data relea...

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Finishing the Job: It’s Time to Build Back Better with Affordable Health Care

by Frederick Isasi, Executive Director at Families USA, and Elizabeth Mitchell, President, and CEO, Purchasers Business Group on Health The realities of COVID-19 have made health and health care re...

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Advocates Call to Action: Honor Moms this Mother’s Day by Urging Congress to Address the Maternal Health Crisis

As our nation emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, there is no denying that the pandemic has had a devastating effect on the health and economic landscape of the United States. While COVID-19 has affecte...

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California Takes Steps to Move Its Health Care System Toward Health Equity and Social Justice

Over the last two years, consumer advocates, community leaders, insurers, providers, community-based organizations, and other key stakeholders in California developed specific policy recommendations t...

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To Advance Health Equity, Federal Policy Makers Should Build On Lessons From State Medicaid Experiments

NOTE: This blog was originally published in Health Affairs on April 14th, 2021. Both the Biden-Harris administration and the 117th Congress have a possible—and likely time-limited—political opp...

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Learnings in Leadership: Karen Kali, Washington, DC

Karen Kali is the Senior Program Manager of Special Initiatives at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). In her role, she focuses on aging in the community, Age-Friendly Banking, healt...

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Learnings in Leadership: Berneta Haynes, Atlanta, GA

Berneta L. Haynes, JD, is the Senior Director of Policy and Access at Georgia Watch, a leading consumer advocacy organization focused on financial and quality of life issues. An attorney and champion ...

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It’s Open Enrollment for 2020! Resources to Help Consumers Get Covered

Open enrollment season began on November 1, 2020, and ends on December 15, 2020! Right now, individuals and families looking for health insurance can find and enroll in, high-quality coverage through ...

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Why the Supreme Court Should Uphold the Affordable Care Act’s Protections

I am haunted by the memory of an uninsured woman who had advanced uterine cancer. Though a free clinic referred her to a hospital, the hospital refused to treat her, saying it would operate only when ...

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