The Replacement Charade Begins: Collins, Cassidy and Paul release “plans” to repeal and replace ACA

Republicans recently introduced two bills to “replace” the Affordable Care Act – one co-authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and another by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Neither bill has been endorsed by Republican congressional leadership and...

States Face Immense Budget Impacts If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate in the United States declined to 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level on record.

The Takeaway: With Friends Like These...

Congressional Republicans and President Trump seem to delight in spinning colorful metaphors to describe the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from a collapsing bridge to a traffic accident.

Beware of Block Grants: Along With ACA Defense, We Need to Protect Medicaid Too

Kellyanne Conway signaled the new administration’s desire to convert funding for the Medicaid program to block grants to states, with the assertion that doing so would mean "those closest to the people in need will be administering the program."

Double Jeopardy for Children with Disabilities

As we face a future that could hold the repeal of the ACA and the emergence of a Department of Education that does not stand up for the civil rights of children with disabilities, I am acutely aware of the lose-lose situation for kids and their families.

Medicaid Innovation Would Flatline Under Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

[Medicaid] has meant many more kids, grandparents and people with chronic health conditions have been able to get the care they need

The Takeaway: The Republican Health Care Bait and Switch

The classic “bait and switch” in the world of retail sales is to entice people with an offer of something good and then switch them to something of either inferior quality, higher price or both.

What LGBT Seniors Stand to Lose in ACA Repeal

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults face many of the same health and aging challenges other older adults face, but more pronounced.

Takeaway Part II: Reality Checking the “Reality Check”

While repeating opposition arguments isn't generally good messaging practice, there are a few other significant problems with the "reality check"