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We’re Focusing on the Wrong Things to Reduce Health Care Costs

In early January, there were two major stories regarding unsuccessful efforts to control health care costs that came out the same day. One involved a disappointing, narrow evaluation of a small progra...

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Learnings in Leadership: Allison Neswood, Denver, Colorado

Allison Neswood, Esq., is a Health Care Attorney with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. The Colorado Center is a major social justice organization in the state, and Neswood is a health care lead....

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Profiles in Courage: Embracing a Legacy of African American Health Leadership

Throughout our nation’s long and complicated history, the experiences and achievements of past generations of African Americans have formed an indelible part of the tapestry of American life. Their ...

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Remarkable Gains in Health Insurance Affordability are Within Reach in New Mexico

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed, by an overwhelming 41 to 25 margin, legislation that would claim expiring federal revenue and use it to significantly lowe...

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Medicaid Block Grants: A Mechanism for Devastating Cuts for States and Families

Medicaid Block Grants: A Mechanism for Devastating Cuts for States and Families  After months of speculation, the Trump administration released its guidance on Medicaid block grants on January 30....

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Nebraska’s Reporting Requirements: An Unnecessary Burden on Patients and Providers

Despite a spate of court challenges blocking states’ efforts to add work and other reporting requirements to their Medicaid programs, a few states, including Nebraska, are continuing to propose new ...

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Biographies for Health Action 2020 Health Advocate of the Year Awards

Robyn Merrill, Executive Director of Maine Equal Justice. A 2008 graduate of the University of Maine School of law, Merrill also has a master's degree in social work from the University of New Engl...

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Utah’s Work Reporting Requirement: A Burden on State Government

On January 1, 2020, Utah’s Medicaid work reporting requirement went into effect. In addition to being onerous for patients and providers and legally dubious, the work reporting requirement will be c...

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Every week, 3,700 children lose their health insurance. It’s time for Congress to act

NOTE: This blog was originally published in Medium on November 5, 2019. Once upon a time, our nation’s leaders worked together across party lines to help America’s children grow up healthy and ...

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The Lower Drug Costs Now Act: Landmark Legislation Made Even Stronger Since Its Introduction

Consumers Need Relief from Big Pharma’s High Prices The United States is facing a crisis in prescription drug prices. High drug prices are forcing families and consumers to make impossible choices ...

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