Posts for Affordable Care Act

Two-to-One Odds against Consumers with Behavioral Illnesses

For millions of people who need treatment for drug and alcohol problems or mental illness, inequity is a reality.

The Benefits of Closing the Gap on State Budgets Keep Adding Up

We know we’re starting to sound like a broken record, but we couldn’t help but share that yet another report boasts how closing the gap is good for state budgets.

Continuing a Legacy of Children’s Coverage

The Senate must act quickly next week to extend CHIP and protect the coverage of 8 million children.

Tackling Health Disparities in the Aging Population

With April being National Minority Health Month, the time is now to stand against the barriers that create the social, health and economic disparities experienced by older adults – a population that is becoming more and more diverse.

Let's Help Medicaid Nurture Innovation

Everywhere you look these days, more initiatives are sprouting to improve the health system. Medicaid is no exception, it is a program willing and able to help states lead the way toward more effective and efficient care.

An Open Letter: Dear Governor, Protect Coverage

As you continue budget conversations with your state legislature, state consumer health advocates urge you to protect health insurance coverage programs that help consumers achieve financial stability and good health.

Happy Fifth Birthday, ACA!

The passage of the ACA was a monumental achievement for individuals and organizations across the country. We continue to be incredibly proud of all our state partners who have worked tirelessly to implement the law.

Slow but Steady: Red States Make Progress Closing the Coverage Gap

A few recent headlines suggest that red states stopped making progress on closing the coverage gap, but these headlines don’t accurately describe the coverage gap debate.

States Report that Closing the Coverage Gap is Good for Budgets

The evidence confirming that closing the coverage gap is good for working families and state budgets continues to pile up.