Health Coverage is a Lifesaver for Families, Navigators Throw the Lifebuoy

With the federal open enrollment period coming to a close this Friday, December 15, we still don’t know what the next year (or even the next month) will bring for health care, even as we see each and every day what...

New Analysis Shows that Marketplace Plans Continue to Be Better Than Ever for Transgender People

As we near the end of this year’s open enrollment period (the final deadline is December 15th!), we’re happy to report that marketplace plans at continue to be better than ever for transgender people.

Trump Administration Threatens Reproductive Health, Personal Choice and Economic Security Through Birth Control Coverage Mandate Rollback

Two new accommodations threaten the health and financial security of the women, transgender people and nonbinary individuals.

The Hits Keep on Coming: Medicaid Expansion Shows a Myriad of Benefits

The list of benefits that expanding Medicaid provides to both individuals and states just keeps on growing. A comprehensive review of studies of the impacts of Medicaid expansion have found dramatic differences in Medicaid expansion versus non-expansion states along factors...

The President’s Addiction Policies: Too Little Good, Too Much Bad and Ugly

The Trump administration has pledged to address addiction nationwide. Now they’re playing their hand and we’re not impressed.

Policymakers Across the Country Take Note: Maine Voters Weigh in For Coverage, Against Obstruction

Yesterday, the people of Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers. This finally ends the five-year-long battle to close the coverage gap in the state.  Maine’s legislature has passed Medicaid expansion with broad support five times...

Eldercare Voices: Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW Person- and family-centered care (PFCC) generally refers to an orientation to the delivery of health care and supportive services that considers an older adult’s needs, goals, preferences, cultural traditions, family situation and values. It includes the...

Three Ways the 2018-2022 HHS Strategic Plan Turns Back the Clock on Progress

In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to provide new departmental guidance following the 2014 plan from the Obama administration. Upon first glance, it becomes readily apparent that the missions and priorities...

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

On Friday, CHIP refunding moved forward, ending Halloween week with a trick not a treat.