Posts for ACA Implementation

Tipping our caps to health care that lasts a lifetime

The third post in our series highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Most of us don’t think much about the fine print in our health insurance, especially something like a lifetime cap on our benefits. But the majority of us – an estimated 55

Expanded Dependent Coverage Will Make a Difference

This is the second in a series of posts on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. As you’ve probably seen over the course of the last few days, in celebration of the six month mark since the signing of the Affordable Care Act, Community Catalyst is high

Takin’ it to the States

This week marks the six month milestone of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This is the first in a series of posts on the benefits of the law for the public. It’s almost Sept. 23 – the six month milestone of the Affordable Care Act, and state advoc

Prevention Fund Saved!

Through the collective efforts of advocates of many different stripes across the country, we staved off an attempt yesterday to gut the new Prevention and Public Health Fund, a critical part of national health reform. An amendment from U.S. Senator Mike J

Florida’s McCollum gets his day in court

Despite taking a beating in the Florida Republican primary for Governor, Attorney General Bob McCollum(R) continues to pursue a legal strategy against the federal government. Hopeful that the nationwide legal strategy against health reform would win him t

Insurance-palooza - the NAIC National Meeting in Seattle

The Summer 2010 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Seattle Washington wrapped up last week. For those of us not lucky enough to spend a long summer weekend with a group of insurance commissioners, some friends of Comm

Senate proposal would gut funding to make Americans healthier and reduce health disparities

Update: Due to response to this blog post, we would like to share additional information with those who are interested in signing-on to the letter. If you would like to sign-on, please contact Trust for America’s Health by e-mailing A s

The Insider: The Cost of Compromise

FMAP: Victory at a Price The Senate voted on Thursday to provide additional federal assistance to state Medicaid programs (and additional support for teachers to avoid layoffs) and the House followed suit today, but the price was high. After several attem

Three Cheers for Dependent Coverage Expansion!

While there are many provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will benefit children and families, the expansion of dependent coverage to children up to age 26 is among the most important – especially in the short-term. In 2011 alone, as many as 1.