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Insights Column 01.04.2013

Deficit Reduction Achieved, Health Care Protected

On Tuesday, Congress passed a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff.” It passed both the Senate and the House with large majorities. The deal did not cut Medicaid or Medicare benefits. For weeks, we’ve…

Video 01.01.2013

The Truth about Budget Cuts

In order to address the budget crisis, some congressional Republicans suggest cutting health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid instead of asking wealthy corporations and the richest 1 percent of Americans to pay their…

Report 01.01.2013

State Advocate To-Do List for 2013

With the health insurance marketplaces opening in October, we know 2013 is going to be a busy year for advocates as they prepare, to educate, and enroll consumers. Health policy experts and state advocates…

Fact Sheet 12.02.2012

Protecting Health Care Programs from Spending Cuts

Many government leaders have proposed cutting health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to reduce federal spending. However, cutting these programs would hurt both American families and the economy. This series refutes the…

Insights Column 11.30.2012

Budget Diagnosis, Part 3: Women’s Health and the Budget

This is the third in Budget Diagnosis, a series on the coming major decisions in Congress that could affect your health care. This series explains, simply, what advocates need to know, features special guests writing…

Insights Column 11.26.2012

Obamacare and the Election

This is a consumer guest blog from Casey Quinlan. I have always been a dutiful voter, and have cast a ballot in every election since … well, long ago. This year, 2012, I cared deeply…