Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy Inspires Us to Fight Hard (Again) to Protect Health Care

Since its passage, the ACA has survived numerous “near death” experiences. Another one now looms in November when the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit (California v Texas) is argued before a Supreme Court.

Top Three Reasons Why CMS Should Deny Georgia’s 1332 Waiver

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to allow states to apply for waivers to reshape their health insurance and health care delivery systems in order to improve access to high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health coverage.

Director's Corner: Building for Resiliency - Toward a New System of Long-Term Care

It is long past time for a rethink of how we pay for and deliver long-term care, starting from what consumers and caregivers need, and also examining how we build a workforce and care delivery system that values resiliency, not just efficiency.

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index – Evaluating Hospitals on What Matters

The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of high-quality hospitals for the health of communities, particularly communities of color and low-income communities. The pandemic has also exposed areas in serious need of improvement if hospitals are to equitably deliver...

As Families Grapple with Schooling Stresses, Congress Must Act

The dual task of creating healthy spaces for teachers and students while also delivering high-quality educational content is a resource-intensive task and without additional, equitably distributed support, will ultimately fail those who are most at-risk.

New CMS Data Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults and Dually Eligible Consumers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new data detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare beneficiaries. As many consumers and advocates are acutely aware, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older adults.

Racial Concordance, Part 2: Leveraging Community Resources to Expand Concordance

The maternal health crisis offers us a case study in why it matters – and during the current pandemic, why we cannot wait and must include funding and programmatic investments to steer our health systems toward justice.

Providers Receiving Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Must be Prohibited from Using Harmful Collection Practices

At this point in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5,750,000 people in the United States have tested positive and there have been nearly 180,000 deaths. The pandemic has caused broad shutdowns of economic activity, resulting in more than 23...

Racial Concordance, Part 1: It Matters for Infants & Needs to be a Priority

Amid the all the COVID-19-related news on inequity, one new study this past week stands out and highlights how structural racism plays out, taking the lives of our smallest and most vulnerable patients – infants.
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