Faces and Stories from Oregon’s Health System Transformation

Oregon is widely perceived as a national leader in health care reform and health system transformation, but the reality for most Oregonians is that health care remains expensive, poorly coordinated and a source of anxiety for far too many. Oregon’s...

Census Citizenship Question Jeopardizes Access to Critical Health Services for Immigrants and People of Color

Every ten years, the federal government fulfills its constitutional mandate to take an accurate count of how many people live in our country. Last week, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross approved the Justice Department’s last-minute request to include a citizenship...

Black Maternal Health Week Highlights Racial Disparities

When tennis star Serena Williams recently revealed her near-death experience following the birth of her daughter, she called new attention to an alarming and persistent health disparity.

Medicaid Protects America's Children

This blog is part of our Medicaid Awareness Month series, in which we highlight the ways that Medicaid supports the health of vulnerable populations. Guest bloggers for the series are state advocates.

“It Feels Like You Have to Make a Decision in the Dark:” Early Lessons from Pennsylvania’s Move to Managed Care

Since Pennsylvania first proposed changing the way it delivers Medicaid-funded long-term services to older adults and people with physical disabilities, we here at the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) and our partners have been working hard to make sure the...

Think Medicaid Work Requirements Will Save Money? Think Again

In a previous blog, we wrote about how states hoping to impose work requirements on their Medicaid enrollees were touting projected cost savings - while failing to mention that these alleged cost savings result from people losing their health care...

Let’s Call the Alleged ‘Savings’ From Work Requirements What They Really Are: People Losing Access to Health Care

As more and more states begin to cite 'savings' as a reason to implement Medicaid work requirements, let's take a look at where that savings is coming from.

NAIC Spring Meeting Recap: Experts and Consumer Groups Sound the Alarm on Limited Benefit Coverage

Products such as health care sharing ministries and transitional plans – including farm bureau plans, which made news this week as Iowa moves to expand these products – all pose cost and quality risks for consumers.

Honoring Women’s History in the Fight for Health Care

“The personal is political” was the unofficial slogan of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
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