The Takeaway: What to Watch For As the Senate Stampedes Toward a Health Care Vote

Numerous news outlets have confirmed that the Senate is planning to hold its floor vote on ACA repeal and Medicaid restructuring next week, before adjourning for the July 4 recess week, without the benefit of any public process. Although many...

The Need for Intersectionality in Promoting LGBT Immigrant Health Equity

While LGBT Pride celebrations are in full force, LGBT people continue to remain deeply concerned about federal attempts to curtail health access, equal rights and non-discrimination protections that are moving forward on many different fronts.

Eldercare Voices: The Assault on Medicaid Funding Puts Long-Term Services and Supports of Millions at Risk

Katie Smith Sloan At age 76, Lena Jones (not her real name) came to Tabitha Village, a HUD-subsidized independent living community in Lincoln, Nebraska. After her husband passed away, she was able to live independently. But over several years, Lena’s...

The Takeaway: What's the Deal in the Senate?

Don't expect to see the bill in advance.

Protecting the Affordable Care Act this LGBTQ Pride Season

Another year means another LGBTQ Pride season, and another reason to celebrate significant gains in LGBTQ health thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Oral Health: How the Dental System Fails to Deliver

If you arrived at an emergency room or urgent care clinic with a painful infection of your finger that is causing you to miss work and otherwise interfere with daily living – would they give you pain relievers and send you on your way?

How Structural Racism Fuels the Response to the Opioid Crisis

Today’s overdose problem is not the first time our country has faced a devastating drug crisis.

When Health Policy Advocacy Doesn’t See Color, It Doesn’t See Me

his 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.

Eldercare Voices: Raising Family Caregivers’ Voices in Older Americans Month and Beyond

On this last day of Older Americans Month 2017, organized by the Administration on Community Living with the theme “Age Out Loud,” we are honored to highlight the year-round contributions of family caregivers. Sharon Hall I never intended to be a family...