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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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Trump Administration’s Rollback of Nondiscrimination Protections Exacerbates Health Disparities in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the middle of a pandemic that has already claimed more than 115,000 American lives, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final regulation of the Affordable Care Act that ...

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Setting the Record Straight on Surprise Medical Bills

Claudia Knafo, a Families USA storyteller from New York City, submitted this letter to the editor of the New York Post in response to a May 9 article, “Lawmaker Wants to Limit Insurance Reimburseme...

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Calling for a True National Testing Strategy for COVID-19

On May 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its next iteration of a national testing strategy for COVID-19, the COVID-19 Strategic Testing Plan. Unfortunately, what this plan...

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