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Continuous Coverage Requirements: A More Harmful, Less Effective Mandate

People with pre-existing conditions, low-income consumers, and others would not fare well under the continuous coverage provisions contained in both Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal the Affordable...

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Medicaid Cuts Could Cause Grave Harm to Seniors and People with Disabilities

States will be forced to dramatically cut the services Medicaid covers and cut the number of people who qualify for them if Congress makes changes in state Medicaid funding. And the services that stat...

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President Trump’s ACA Changes Will Increase Costs to Consumers, Make It Harder to Enroll in Coverage

Yesterday, despite overwhelming opposition from consumers and a variety of other stakeholders, the Trump Administration finalized proposed changes to the individual health insurance market for 2018 ...

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Unleashing the Power of Community Health Workers: The CHW Sustainability Collaborative

Right now, it is no surprise that the bulk of health care advocates’ energy is dedicated to fighting to protect the historic coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act. But even as we enga...

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House Republicans Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions in Latest Proposal

Update 5/5/17: Republicans in the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, as their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is called. It now goes to the Senate. Visit our Prote...

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Reported Upton-Long Amendment Does Virtually Nothing to Address Coverage for People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Families USA's analysis finds the Upton-Long proposal to increase funds for high-risk pools would cover only a fraction of America's health care consumers who have pre-existing conditions: As many as...

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The Republican Health Bill Affects People with Employer-Based Insurance

We know how the House Republican bill could affect people who get insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and Medicaid. But what has been overlooked is how the bill, known as the A...

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New Connecticut Law Advances Recognition of Community Health Workers

Find out more about Families USA’s initiative to expand the use of community health workers.   Connecticut just took an important step toward improving health outcomes for its most vulnerable r...

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How MACRA Can Reduce Health Disparities

Recently, Families USA submitted comments on a proposed rule from CMS for how it will implement the second year of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA was passed in 2015 ...

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Threatening Immigrant Youth Undermines Our Nation’s Health

As health equity advocates, we at Families USA share a fundamental vision of a nation where every single human being has an equitable chance to enjoy the best health possible, no matter who they are...

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