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Fact Sheet 04.05.2016

Block Grants: A Bad Idea for Medicaid

Updated January 23, 2017: President Trump and his advisors have indicated that they will pursue a Medicaid block grant as part of their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Turning Medicaid into a block grant is…

Insights Column 03.16.2016

3 Things to Know about Affordable Care Act Repayment Caps

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee in Congress will vote on legislation that would eliminate caps on how much money marketplace consumers must repay the federal government if they receive more premium tax credits…

Insights Column 03.15.2016

How Building a Story Bank Program Can Help Your Organization

Personal stories are one of the most powerful tools an organization can employ in its work. They inspire connection and empathy while simultaneously challenging stereotypes, humanizing policies or statistics, and illustrating facts and figures.…

Insights Column 03.08.2016

Why States Should Suspend Medicaid for People During Incarceration

With a majority of states expanding Medicaid, many more people stand to gain health coverage, including those recently released from jail or prison. States are re-evaluating their policies regarding Medicaid for incarcerated residents. We’ve…

Insights Column 03.03.2016

Voices of Health Advocates: Priorities for 2016

    Across the country, state advocates are pursuing multiple strategies to improve health care in America. Three years into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many advocates are focusing on extending health insurance…

Insights Column 02.25.2016

Health Insurance and 2015 Taxes: A Quick Guide

This is the second year that everyone who files taxes must indicate whether they have health insurance.  Depending on their coverage status, some people may also need to supply additional information. These relatively new…

Insights Column 02.18.2016

Uninsured in Virginia: Lori’s Story

In late 2015, Lori was in desperate need of cardiology care for her heart condition. In the past, she had always been able to pick up the phone and schedule appointments with her specialists.…