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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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How to Boost Health Insurance Enrollment: Three Practical Steps that Merit Bipartisan Support

NOTE: This blog was originally published in Health Affairs on August 17th, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the vulnerability of working Americans to loss of their health insurance. Employer...

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Fighting The COVID-19 Crisis By Protecting American Health Insurance

NOTE: This blog was originally published in Health Affairs on August 7th, 2020. As the nation faces its gravest health danger in a century, nothing is more important than making certain that those ...

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It Is Time to Prioritize Behavioral Health Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing health and economic disparities. It has also contributed to rising rates of anxiety and depression due to historic levels of unemployment, social isolati...

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Now Is the Time for Oral Health Coverage: A Call to Action for All Health Advocates

We are in an extraordinary moment in our country’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a harsh light on existing disparities, and flat-out gaps, in health and health care in the United States ...

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