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Fact Sheet 09.01.2011

Helping People with Medicare

The Affordable Care Act will make health care more affordable for seniors and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare. The law will also change how Medicare pays for health care, making the program…

Report 09.01.2011

Strategies for Story Banking and Engaging Young Adults

State advocates face the challenge of educating the public about the Affordable Care Act and rallying support for it. Collecting and publicizing consumer stories (known as “story banking”) and engaging young adults can help…

Insights Column 08.31.2011

Money awarded to protect public health

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” couldn’t be more accurate when talking about public health in America. When we catch health problems early and treat them accordingly,…

Insights Column 08.26.2011

Jobless find silver lining in health reform

What would you do if you lost not only your job, but also health insurance for yourself and your family? Would you dip into your children’s college fund to pay for costly premiums? Would…

Insights Column 08.18.2011

Silver Linings in the Health Care Ruling

For those of us who have followed in the footsteps of earlier generations and fought for progress for years, Friday's decision on the Affordable Care Act by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals feels familiar. Most…

Insights Column 08.18.2011

A Health Care Proposal

When looking for a spouse, many people look for someone trustworthy, respectful, and kind. Others look for someone with wealth and power. And others, like one Florida rabbi, are just looking for someone with…

Insights Column 08.17.2011

Help for rural communities

Imagine you get into a car accident in a rural area. It will take first responders and the ambulance 8 minutes longer than it does in urban areas to arrive. And then, it will…

Insights Column 08.11.2011

How the Affordable Care Act is helping small businesses

You desperately want to change careers, but don’t want to risk it knowing you may lose your health insurance. You’ve thought about heading out on your own, but you know you couldn’t afford insurance…