Not Fake News: If the Texas Lawsuit Prevails, People with Substance Use Disorders Will Suffer

With a decision expected any day from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court in a lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people with substance use disorders and their advocates need to prepare to fight to preserve life-saving treatment.

The Same Old Story: GAO Report Confirms Work Reporting Requirements Don’t Work

A GAO report published on October 10 reveals that several states that received federal approval to institute Medicaid work requirements are projected to spend tens, and in one case hundreds, of millions of dollars to implement them.

Four Ways the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Could Increase Medical Debt

Medical debt is everywhere we look these days, despite the fact that the ACA achieved modest reductions in medical debt and played a role in reducing personal bankruptcy filings. Here's how medical debt could increase in the wake of an ACA repeal.

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit: Texas v. U.S. Harms Children & Families

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit is an effort to take away health insurance coverage and consumer protections from millions of Americans. If the Texas coalition succeeds, the outcome would be devastating to children and their families.

The Hits Keep on Coming – Medicaid Expansion Knocks Down Barriers to Care for Rural Americans with Disabilities

A University of Montana Rural Institute study explored Medicaid expansion's impact on people with disabilities living in rural areas of the U.S. It reinforced that expanding Medicaid improves the health and economic security of low-income people.

Director's Corner: Building Consumer Leadership, Here, There and Everywhere

This month, I’m thrilled to share several updates from our work to support the leadership of people with complex needs in improving health programs and policies.

Texas v. (the Oral Health of the) United States

Proactive policies that improve the ACA could build on its foundation and further improve access to dental care and oral health. Instead, the Trump administration’s position in Texas v. United States would tear away important gains in oral health.

Getting Ready for the Next Chapter in the Fight to Save Health Care

Millions of people who depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for their coverage – are nervously awaiting a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the health care repeal lawsuit.

California Compromise to Stop Surprise Medical Bills is Working and is the Best Solution for a Federal Fix

Nearly eight in 10 Americans support efforts by Congress to tackle surprise medical bills at the federal level. California was out front addressing this issue with passage in 2016 of AB 72, the state’s surprise billing law.
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