The Takeaway: Their Motivation and Ours

As a reality TV star playing himself, President Trump probably never had to rely on "method acting.”

Let’s Talk About Depression Among Older Adults

In October 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its one-year campaign, “Depression: Let’s Talk,” with the goal of encouraging more people with depression, in all countries, to seek help. According to WHO, “depression is the leading cause of ill...

State Network Adequacy Advocacy Matters Now More than Ever

It is critical that states step up to the plate to protect coverage and access to care for the millions of consumers who rely on marketplace plans.

Uncertainty Looms Large at Spring National Association of Insurance Commissioners Meeting

Over the weekend the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met in Denver, Colorado for their first meeting of 2017. Insurance commissioners and staff, industry representatives and consumer advocates gathered to discuss matters of insurance ranging from property and casualty...

The Takeaway: Repeal and Replace Sequel: Health Care Zombie Apocalypse

Movie sequels often fail to live up to the original, and Republicans' effort to repeal the ACA falls into this familiar pattern. As bad as the original was (and it was really bad), the sequel was even worse. Not content...

Director's Corner: What's Next for Person-Centered Care?

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, 1942 On the heels of the 7th anniversary of the signing of the...

Preventing a Return to Punishment for Addiction

President Trump launched his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis leaving advocates feeling underwhelmed and concerned about the administration’s approach to addiction.

Building a Bridge to Empowerment Across a Language Barrier

I recently had the privilege of joining partner advocates at the Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) at a “house meeting” in the Providence community. RIOP staff have long used house meetings as a powerful organizing tool, gathering consumers in comfortable...

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.