Getting to Work at Unwinding Medicaid Work Requirements

On January 28, the Biden administration released an executive order directing federal agencies to “re-examine” Medicaid policies that “may reduce coverage or undermine the program,” as well as “policies that make it more difficult to enroll in Medicaid.” And on...

Centering Community Needs through Transparent Community Benefit

Over half of community hospitals in the United States are private, nonprofit organizations which receive tax-exempt status in exchange for providing community benefit.

The American Rescue Plan: A Prescription for Child Health and Stability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week the House voted to advance the American Rescue Plan Act sending the COVID-19 Relief package to the Senate. The $1.9 trillion relief package contains policies that seek to address the economic stability and health of people and communities,...

Stop Blaming Black Skepticism for Inequitable Vaccine Distribution and Start Investing in Equitable Healthcare Structures

As an example of how inequitable vaccine access is playing out on a state level, we share this powerful blog from the North Carolina Justice Center Health Advocacy Project.

American Rescue Plan Strengthens Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

Over the past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan. The bill increases funding and support for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), a critical benefit for individuals with complex health needs.

The Time Is Now: Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship

Two years ago today, Rob Restuccia, the founding and longtime executive director of Community Catalyst and, before that, Health Care For All, reflected on his life's work and faith in the future in this powerful op-ed published in The Boston Globe.

Feds, States and Health System Need to Take Action to Reduce Disproportionate Medical Debt Burden on Black Communities

It is impossible to ignore the acute devastation faced by many Black individuals and their families during the current dual public health and economic crises.

How Federal Policymakers Can Advance Racial Equity in Oral Health

February, being both Black History Month and Children’s Dental Health Month, presents an opportunity to ensure that oral health is not forgotten among the many glaring inequities facing Black, indigenous and other communities of color in our country.

Federal Action is Critical to Protect Consumers from Medical Debt

As Congress presses ahead on crafting its COVID-19 relief package, one of the issues they should address is the growing problem of medical debt. Medical debt is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy and has caused irreparable harm...
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