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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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Site-Neutral Payments – An Overlooked Victory for Consumers

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit quietly delivered a significant victory for America’s families, workers, a...

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Learnings in Leadership: Huma Zarif, Seattle, WA

Huma Zarif is currently a staff attorney at Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA), an organization that is a respected voice for Washington consumers. In her role, she works towards achieving a heal...

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The Pandemic Story That Needs to Be Told: How Families with Mixed Immigration Status Are Experiencing the Public Health Crisis

Now that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 170,000 people in America, there is no doubt our nation is facing an extraordinary public health and economic crisis. While the effects of the pandemic ...

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