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Let’s make this spike the last one: Strengths and gaps in the White House’s proposal to fight COVID-19 this winter

Mask mandates, postponed football and basketball games, and restaurants closing their dining rooms. Like the horror movie villain who just don’t die, COVID-19 cases are surging for a second consecut...

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Changing the World Around You – Getting to Know Health Advocacy with Frederick Isasi

Frederick Isasi is the executive director of Families USA and a trusted leader on how we can make sure we get the best possible care and that everyone can be healthy, regardless of the color of their ...

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The Real Cost – Medicare’s Lack of a Dental Benefit is Hurting the Very People Medicare Should be Helping

“I have to choose every month, do I want to buy groceries, or do I want to see the dentist? That’s just not right.” –Debra Smith  Debra Smith lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In 2015, ...

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The Real Cost- The Unavoidable Prices of Prescription Drugs

Families across America are struggling under the burden of soaring prescription drug prices. Almost a third of people across the U.S. have not filled prescription or followed a prescription regimen sp...

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What does building back better really mean for our access to health care?

We’re in a pivotal moment for the health care of millions of people. We always seem to be in a pivotal moment lately, don’t we? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about our lives, but one n...

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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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