The Takeaway: Why Trumpcare Collapsed and What Comes Next

After reflecting on last week’s collapse of the drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we can reach some good conclusions about what went down and draw some lessons for the future.

Savoring Victory, We Need to Continue to #ActOut to Protect LGBTQ Health

Last week's announcement that congress would not proceed with the GOP Repeal bill was a huge victory for LGBTQ individuals and their families, many of whom were at risk of losing health care coverage and critical consumer protections.

A Doctor’s Perspective on Dental Therapy

A primary care doctor shares his insights on the connection between good oral health and overall health, and the importance of expanding the dental care team.

Moving Backward On Health Equity: Impacts Of The GOP Repeal Bill On Communities Of Color

Racial and ethnic health disparities persist in our nation and health care system. Compared to their white counterparts, people of color are more likely to be without health insurance. They often receive poor quality care and experience worse health outcomes....

GOP Repeal Bill Goes from Awful to Worse in Harming Kids

In the middle of the night, in an effort to save their flawed health care bill, Republicans released a number of amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would dramatically impact the ability of low-income children, including millions...

The Takeaway: An Act of Malice

  I would venture to guess that congressmen Paul Ryan and Joe Kennedy don't agree on too much, but one thing they do appear to agree on is that the ineptly named American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) is first...

Trump HHS Indicates Openness to Using 1115 Waivers to Undermine Consumer Protections in Medicaid

On top of the uncertainty surrounding Medicaid expansion and Medicaid funding stemming from GOP Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal efforts, HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Chief Seema Verma’s recent letter to governors adds another layer of change and uneasiness....

The Takeaway: Why is the GOP health care plan so terrible?

Reviews are in on the House GOP health care plan, which has been enthusiastically embraced by President Trump, and they are pretty terrible.

Top 5 Reasons the House GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA is Bad for Children and Families

The GOP Health Care Repeal Bill will negatively impact millions, but low-income kids, working families and communities of color will be hit particularly hard.