The BCRA’s Capped Medicaid Funding Would Heighten States’ Budgeting Woes for Decades

CBO found that the proposed legislation would cut $772 billion from Medicaid – slashing its funding by 26 percent in 2026, compared to current projected funding.

Structural Racism and Maternal and Child Health

Now is the time when we have to eliminate the racist narrative of the “welfare queen.”

The Better Care Reconciliation Act Disproportionately Harms People of Color

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color. Community Catalyst is committed to exposing and dismantling policies, practices and attitudes that routinely...

The Takeaway: Oh, What a Tangled Web They Weave

Despite his best efforts, Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldn't coax a ‘yes’ vote out of 50 of his 52-member caucus before the July Fourth recess. The path forward for McConnell and the Senate Republicans seems to revolve around trying to...

Eldercare Voices: Understanding the Unique Health Needs and Vulnerabilities of LGBT Older Adults

David Griffith Why should providers in the medical and social services spheres care about the sexual orientations and gender identities of the older adults they serve? Despite the progress we’ve seen around LGBT acceptance over the past several years, many...

Republican Health Care Plan Would Leave Many American Veterans with Few Options for Care

As Congress heads home for its July 4 recess, the Republican Senate leadership remains determined to press toward a July vote on a bill that would eviscerate Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite assurances to the contrary,...

GOP Health Care Bill is a Step Backwards on the Path to Better Care

Take a moment to imagine that someone you love, maybe an aging parent or grandparent, was just released from the hospital after an illness. What kind of care would you want them to receive? Would you want them to be...

Senate Repeal Bill Leaves Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Behind

The Senate yesterday delayed its plan to vote on its health care repeal bill, also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the bill and projected...

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: What’s Lurking Beyond the Horizon of the CBO Score

By now, you’ve already seen the key takeaways from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate repeal bill. But what you might not know is that the CBO score hides the most devastating of the Senate bill’s effects.