Posts for Affordable Care Act

Help Shape Health Equity Work

Consumer advocates have a new opportunity to influence regional work to strengthen health equity. This is your chance to make a difference! The Office of Minority Health in the federal Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations for 10

An IPAB By Any Other Name …

While there is widespread agreement that Medicare is on a runaway train to threatened bankruptcy , there is little agreement about how to put it back on track. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes many provisions aimed at containing Medicare costs – fr

6th Circuit Rattles the Right

In the highly-partisan political and legal battle over implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit offered America a glimmer of reason yesterday. A three-judge panel delivered a 2-1 ruling upholding the

Cross-Post: A Disappointing Rollback of Consumer Protections on Appeals

June 23, 2011 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established many consumer protections, but it was only the first step.  As decisions are made about implementation and regulations, the need for consumer engagement is critical. As an example of where protection

Navigators: Charting the Course Through the Exchange

It seems like no matter where you turned this spring, everyone was talking about health insurance Exchanges. These competitive marketplaces for health insurance are intended to provide individuals, families and small businesses with better options and inf

Vermont Takes Steps Down the Single-Payer Path

Today, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed H.202 into law, which puts his state on a path toward creating the first single-payer health care system in the nation. H.202 was passed in Vermont with the strong support of both the House of Representatives (

On This Mother's Day, the Affordable Care Act Keeps Working for Our Children

Having celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom this past weekend, I know that despite leaving home over a decade ago, she’s still always looking out for me. And she is not alone. Moms (and dads, too) across the country are making sure their young adult childr

Save the Exchange!

States around the country have spent the last few months working hard to set up Health Insurance Exchanges – competitive health insurance marketplaces that help people compare and enroll in quality health insurance. However, over at the U.S. House of Repr

In Washington and Beyond, It’s Go Time for Keeping Hospital Patients Safe

“[The doctor] literally grabbed me by the hand and took me out into the hallway. He said, 'Your mother is very sick. Her health is failing.' I said, 'Sir, it’s not her blood levels. It’s whatever she has caught in this hospital.' He said to me, 'Look, do