Posts for Affordable Care Act

Takin’ it to the States

This week marks the six month milestone of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This is the first in a series of posts on the benefits of the law for the public. It’s almost Sept. 23 – the six month milestone of the Affordable Care Act, and state advoc

Prevention Fund Saved!

Through the collective efforts of advocates of many different stripes across the country, we staved off an attempt yesterday to gut the new Prevention and Public Health Fund, a critical part of national health reform. An amendment from U.S. Senator Mike J

Florida’s McCollum gets his day in court

Despite taking a beating in the Florida Republican primary for Governor, Attorney General Bob McCollum(R) continues to pursue a legal strategy against the federal government. Hopeful that the nationwide legal strategy against health reform would win him t

Insurance-palooza - the NAIC National Meeting in Seattle

The Summer 2010 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Seattle Washington wrapped up last week. For those of us not lucky enough to spend a long summer weekend with a group of insurance commissioners, some friends of Comm

Senate proposal would gut funding to make Americans healthier and reduce health disparities

Update: Due to response to this blog post, we would like to share additional information with those who are interested in signing-on to the letter. If you would like to sign-on, please contact Trust for America’s Health by e-mailing rhamburg@TFAH.org. A s

The Insider: The Cost of Compromise

FMAP: Victory at a Price The Senate voted on Thursday to provide additional federal assistance to state Medicaid programs (and additional support for teachers to avoid layoffs) and the House followed suit today, but the price was high. After several attem

Three Cheers for Dependent Coverage Expansion!

While there are many provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will benefit children and families, the expansion of dependent coverage to children up to age 26 is among the most important – especially in the short-term. In 2011 alone, as many as 1.

Cross Post: Consumer Assistance: A Guided Tour to Your New Health Care Choices

Everyone has heard about some aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however many people are still confused about the new law. At Community Catalyst, we think Consumer Assistance Programs (CAPs) are vital to ensuring people understand what the changing

Are we speaking the same language? The problem with medical jargon

Today, many families are struggling not only with the cost of and access to health care, but also with the quality of care they receive. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Taking Medical Jargon Out of Doctor Visits”, articulates an incredibly i