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Fact Sheet 05.01.2012

A Nation in Need of Dental Care

The Affordable Care Act will expand access to dental coverage, especially for children. This fact sheet explains why advocates who are helping implement the health care law in their states should include dental health…

Insights Column 04.30.2012

House Republicans Continue to Target Health Care for Cuts

Sadly, Republicans continue to use the federal deficit as an excuse to gut the nation's health care safety net. We've already looked at the extreme proposals in the House Budgetand at last week's attack on the…

Insights Column 04.27.2012

Health Equity Can’t Wait Because Millions of Lives Are on the Line

Families USA is proudly taking part in the Health Equity Can't Wait! blog carnival celebrating National Minority Health Month. Participating bloggers are health, consumer, civil rights, and provider advocates committed to promoting health equity.…

Insights Column 04.16.2012

Treating a Nationwide Toothache

It's a problem that we don't think about a lot-but it's very important. Many kids and families are not getting the routine dental care they need. There are many possible reasons for this, including…

Insights Column 04.09.2012

Join us for a Spanish Language Twitter Chat

This blog is cross-posted from the Department of Health and Human Services. By Mayra Alvarez, HHS Director of Public Health Policy Posted April 06, 2012 April is National Minority Health Month dedicated to advancing health…

Insights Column 03.23.2012

The High Cost of Gender Rating

What could explain a health insurance company charging one 25-year-old nearly double what another pays for the same coverage? No, it's not a pre-existing condition or chronic illness. It's gender. In most states, health insurers…