Coronavirus-Related Xenophobia Against People of Asian Heritage Must Stop

All my life, I have been fortunate enough to never feel the need to question or fear how my identity is perceived by others. As a proud daughter of Asian immigrants, I have always worn my Japanese heritage on my sleeve.

House Bill’s Key COVID-19 Health Provisions Represent Important First Steps

On March 14, the House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Monday night, the House passed a “technical corrections” bill that slightly changed some provisions.

Progress on Health Coverage Disparities Stalls, Demanding a Data Refresh and Targeted Strategies

In a recent report, the Commonwealth Institute reviews the change in health coverage and access across Black, Hispanic, and white populations since the implementation of the ACA.

For People Living with Disabilities, Medicaid Block Grants Have Devastating Consequences

The Trump administration's plan to offer states the option of converting their Medicaid funding into block grants is a radical and dangerous shift in how the Medicaid program is currently funded.

Consumers Call on Congress to Do The Right Thing – Pass Legislation To End Surprise Medical Bills Now!

Who might guess that doing the right thing – going in to be tested for the novel coronavirus after the onset of flu-like symptoms following a trip to China – could result in a surprise medical bill of more than...

Does the Trump Public Charge Rule Apply To You? Empower Yourself and Others with the Facts

By now many immigrants, like me, have heard of the public charge rule — a wealth test on immigrant families who are seeking a healthy, productive and stable future in the U.S. Here's what you need to know.

An Open Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Medicaid Block Grants are Bad Medicine for Addiction

This post is one in our series of blog posts on the harmful impacts of Medicaid block grants. Dear State Medicaid Director: I’m following up on a letter you received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last...

Trump’s Dystopian Health Care Vision: Budget Continues Three-Year War on Health Security

President Trump released his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget this week, and you can at least give the administration credit for consistency – almost $1 trillion in cuts to the ACA and Medicaid – mirroring the budget request of 2020.

Director's Corner: A Spark of Sun

In “January,” John Updike writes, “The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between the dark and dark.”
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