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Insights Column 10.21.2015

Surprise Medical Bills: Rep. Doggett’s Bill Would Protect Consumers

Yesterday, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) introduced the End Surprise Billing Act, legislation to protect health care consumers from surprise medical bills. Families USA is thrilled to endorse this legislation—we’re encouraged that Representative Doggett, along with more…

Insights Column 02.10.2014

How Expanding Medicaid Saves Medicare Money

A recent report from the Government Accounting Office(GAO) points to one more reason why expanding health coverage under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) makes good economic sense. Expanding Medicaid can eliminate gaps in the…

Insights Column 03.11.2014

How to Help Residents in States That Are Not Expanding Medicaid

Enrollment assisters and stakeholder organizations are working tirelessly to help consumers enroll in health coverage that meets their needs and budgets. But for enrollment assisters working in states that have not yet expanded Medicaid,…

Insights Column 03.24.2014

How Medicaid Expansion Benefits Women with HIV/AIDS

42% of HIV-positive women do not get needed treatment and drugs March is National Women’s History Month. As part of this month of honoring women’s strength, resilience, and leadership, March 10 was designated as…

Insights Column 02.16.2016

How Federal Dollars Are Helping South Dakota

One of the top priorities of the right-wing group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is stopping Medicaid expansion across the country. And in South Dakota, they’ve stepped up their operations, working to derail expansion discussions in…

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.…

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 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…