The List of Benefits of Closing the Gap for Families and States Keeps Growing

Here’s another one to add to the growing list of benefits of closing the coverage gap. A recent study in Health Affairs confirms that closing the coverage gap improves access to and affordability of care for low-income adults. Compared to...

New Report Highlights Progress, Room for Improvement in Health Coverage Gains for Hispanic Children

Last Friday, the Georgetown Center for Children and the National Council of La Raza co-released a report detailing recent gains in health coverage for Hispanic children. Among the key findings in the report is that the uninsured rate among Hispanic children dropped...

Arizona Kids are Falling Through the Cracks Without Active KidsCare Program

by Joe Fu, Children’s Action Alliance For the fifth year in a row, Arizona had the third highest child uninsured rate in the nation. In 2014, 10% of Arizona’s children were uninsured compared to about 6% nationally, according to a new...

Closing the Coverage Gap: How a Sweet Deal Might Get Even Sweeter

Talk about sweetening the pot. Today, the White House announced that President Obama’s Proposed 2017 Budget will create a new incentive for the remaining 19 states to close the coverage gap and insure millions of Americans. President Obama’s proposal would...

Eldercare Voices: Building Platforms for America’s Family Caregivers

Victoria Walker, MD The Family Caregiver Platform Project is a non-partisan group focused on including caregiving issues in state party political platforms across the country. We encourage grassroots efforts to educate and motivate policymakers to improve state and federal support...

What Does it Take to Create a Person-Centered Culture of Care?

As we continue the conversation on what Community Catalyst believes are the key areas advocates should focus in health system transformation, up next on our list is: creating a person-centered culture of care. The health system can be a challenge for anyone...

Tackling Addiction: Where Politicians Find Common Ground on the Campaign Trail

Few issues will unite presidential candidates on the campaign trail this year, but there is common ground on an important health care issue: the opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of 129 people per day in the United States...

The Takeaway 2016 New Year’s Edition

Why Is This News? 2016 opened with yet another vote by the Republican controlled Congress to repeal the ACA coupled with more muttering about a replace agenda — we really really mean it this time. Maybe by the time we are...

Let’s Make the “C” in ACO Stand for Consumers and Community!

Consumer advocates across the country are increasingly developing expertise in payment reform and new models for health care delivery.