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Insights Column 02.16.2018

Snapshot of Health Policy in 2018 State Legislative Sessions

Many state legislatures are passing the midpoint for 2018 sessions, and trends are emerging in their efforts to tackle health care affordability and coverage. States are also reacting to federal activity around Medicaid and…

Report 08.08.2019

State Surprise Billing Laws in the 2019 Session

Surprise medical bills have been harming families for decades. They occur when families receive out-of-network care due to no fault of their own. Surprise medical bills can amount to hundreds, thousands, or even tens…

Raw Data 07.01.2018

Federal Poverty Guidelines

The 2018 federal poverty guidelines have been released. The 2017 guidelines are also provided below for reference. Federal poverty levels are used to determine eligibility for certain federal health programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).…

Issue Tracker 12.21.2017

Health Care Threat Tracker

Tracking Trump administration efforts to sabotage America's health care through attacks on the Affordable Care Act. UPDATE 12/21/17: Initial enrollment numbers in hit nearly 9 million, showing the strength of demand for health insurance,…

Webinar 07.31.2019

No Partial Expansion: What’s Next for States

The Trump administration announced it will not provide 90/10 federal funding for partial Medicaid expansions. The decision will have an immediate impact in Utah, where state lawmakers adopted a partial expansion in the wake…

Policy Agenda 07.31.2019

Consumers First Policy Agenda

In May 2019, Consumers First released its Call to Action which identified six underlying distortions in the health care system that need immediate policy action. Those six focus areas are: Distortions in Prescription Drug Prices Distortions…

Advocacy Toolkit 07.30.2019

2019 Health Care Legislative Wrap-Ups

This page serves as a hub for Families USA's 2019 Health Care Legislative Wrap-Ups: Click item to go directly to that section. Overall Legislative Summary Wrap-Up Oral Health Legislative Wrap-Up Prescription Drugs Surprise Billing  …