Posts for Affordable Care Act

State Flexibility Threatens Progress on Essential Health Benefits

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how changes in the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) final rule will affect the comprehensive coverage that the essential health benefits (EHBs) package offer to consumers. On...

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

Three Ways the 2018-2022 HHS Strategic Plan Turns Back the Clock on Progress

In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to provide new departmental guidance following the 2014 plan from the Obama administration. Upon first glance, it becomes readily apparent that the missions and priorities...

New Research Confirms Coverage For Parents Has Rolled Out “Welcome Mat” to Enrollment For Their Kids

New research confirms what we’ve known all along – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) improves the lives of families. According to a recent Health Affairs analysis, over 700,000 children who were eligible for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a Replacement Hurts Seniors

This guest blog is part of a series to highlight the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Multiple times a week, Community Catalyst will highlight a different constituency to draw attention to the benefits the ACA has afforded them...

What's at Stake for Women if the ACA is Repealed?

What’s at stake for women, as politicians in Washington pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as soon as January? Just ask 38-year-old Trei Clark of Atlanta.

How Will the “Young Invincibles” Fare Without the ACA? They’ll Have to Become Entirely Invincible…

What young adults stand to lose with the ACA opposition plan of repeal and delay >>

The Takeaway: Health Care and the Election - The Fight For Health Care Justice Must Continue

How the voters thought about health care The election is over and Donald Trump, to the surprise of most people (including, apparently, the Trump campaign team) will be the next president of the United States. Although this will have profound...

The Takeaway: What We Don't Know Could Hurt Us (Or Not)

Here’s a scary sentence courtesy of the editorial writers at The New York Times, “The Affordable Care Act’s flaws are fixable, but only if politicians from both parties work together in good faith.”
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