Posts for COVID-19

2021 State Victories for Undocumented Communities' Access to Health Care

In our latest case studies, we explore how state advocates sought to improve health coverage and access for immigrants in Illinois and Washington State between 2019 and 2021.

Planning for the End of the Public Health Emergency: Massachusetts Invests in Community Outreach

As we individually reflect and reevaluate at the turn of the year, so too must states in regard to their plans for unwinding the COVID-19 public health emergency and corresponding Medicaid protections.

The Time is Now to Help Medicaid Enrollees Prepare for the End of the Public Health Emergency

Planning for the end of the public health emergency and what it means for people in their states.

With Eviction Moratorium’s End, Negative Health Outcomes of Rising Evictions Soar

On August 26, 2021, the federal eviction moratorium ended, placing millions of Americans at risk of eviction and the negative health outcomes that have been shown to often follow.

Building an Equitable Future for Children and Families: Key Policy Opportunities to Support Children’s Health and Well-Being

Congress must act now to make ARPA’s forward-minded solutions permanent and substantially decrease racial, social, and economic inequities.

Life After COVID: CMS Guidance Addresses Advocate Concerns About the End of the Public Health Emergency

The official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) remains unclear, but some states are already either planning for or taking actions regarding Medicaid enrollment.

Linking Lack of Medicaid Expansion to Increased Medical Debt – An Unsurprising Connection, An Opportunity to Address It

In addition to missing out on the benefits of Medicaid, individuals in states that have not expanded Medicaid also suffer more financially and accrue more debt than their counterparts in expansion states.

Larger ACA Premium Subsidies Are Covering Millions More: Here’s How Congress Can Make Them Permanent

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, more than 2 million people have signed up for ACA Coverage or Medicaid. Unfortunately, these changes expire in two years.

Speaking Out Against Aggressive Medical Debt Collection Practices

Medical debt and collection actions further perpetuate racial inequities by limiting economic opportunities and further contributing to the wealth divide. 
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