Health Care Organizations Can Take Action Now to Promote Racial Justice

In these weeks of mourning, anger, fear and courage, we have been heartened by the many statements of support and solidarity with demands for racial justice from so many health care organizations. We hope that these words will translate into...

Let’s Talk About Affordability, NOT Stripping Health Coverage From Millions

Affordability is not a new issue. Even before the pandemic, health coverage and care has been out of the reach of millions of people across the country.

Bans on Sex Discrimination DO Protect LGBTQ+ People, SCOTUS Rules

Just three days after the Trump administration issued a new rule that would promote discrimination against LGBTQ+ people seeking health care, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a landmark ruling Monday (June 15) that undercuts the rationale...

Rate Review in the time of Coronavirus: This is No Time for ACA Rate Increases

The Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed significant uncertainty in the U.S., straining our health care system and the ways we finance it.

Director's Corner: Fighting Diseases, New and Old

Like many of you, in these turbulent times we at the Center have cycled through feelings of heartbreak, anger, hopelessness, fear and determination, as our nation confronts the twin scourges of COVID-19 and racism – both infectious and deadly diseases.

House Ways and Means Committee Hears Testimony on COVID-19’s Impact on People of Color – Now Action is Required

It is abundantly clear from quantitative data and personal testimony that COVID-19 is disproportionately ravaging communities of color across the nation. The disparities in COVID testing, treatment and health outcomes have laid bare systemic inequities across the United States. In...

Bridging Health Equity and Racial Justice During COVID-19 and Beyond

With the inequities COVID-19 is exposing so glaringly, we are at a unique and critical moment to step up our advocacy and put in place just policies to protect our most vulnerable communities.

COVID-19 Brings New Urgency to Protecting People with Chronic Conditions

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of those with chronic conditions are unable to keep up with the routine medical care required to manage these conditions and keep them from spiraling into an acute medical crisis.

Aging Out Loud: From Generation to Generation

We revisit this 2017 OAM post about a father and daughter, each of whose stories epitomize the spirit of perseverance and determination that marks the contributions older adults in our country always have made, and continue to make today.
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