Posts for COVID-19

As Families Grapple with Schooling Stresses, Congress Must Act

The dual task of creating healthy spaces for teachers and students while also delivering high-quality educational content is a resource-intensive task and without additional, equitably distributed support, will ultimately fail those who are most at-risk.

New CMS Data Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults and Dually Eligible Consumers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new data detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare beneficiaries. As many consumers and advocates are acutely aware, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older adults.

Providers Receiving Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Must be Prohibited from Using Harmful Collection Practices

At this point in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5,750,000 people in the United States have tested positive and there have been nearly 180,000 deaths. The pandemic has caused broad shutdowns of economic activity, resulting in more than 23...

Putting FMAP on the Map: Senate Must Follow House Democrats’ Leadership in Bolstering Medicaid

Congress is in the midst of developing a second federal relief bill in response to the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to finish the bill are being thwarted not only by partisan differences but also...

Top Three State Policy Priorities to Support Immigrants and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown disproportionate impacts on low-income immigrants as many continue to be on the front lines as essential workers. Unfortunately, millions of immigrants are left out under federal relief efforts.

The Forgotten Americans: Puerto Rico Under COVID-19

While the United States experiences physical distancing under the coronavirus pandemic, the 3.2 million American citizens in Puerto Rico experience multiple types of distancing – physical, economic and political

Let’s Talk About Affordability, NOT Stripping Health Coverage From Millions

Affordability is not a new issue. Even before the pandemic, health coverage and care has been out of the reach of millions of people across the country.

Rate Review in the time of Coronavirus: This is No Time for ACA Rate Increases

The Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed significant uncertainty in the U.S., straining our health care system and the ways we finance it.

Bridging Health Equity and Racial Justice During COVID-19 and Beyond

With the inequities COVID-19 is exposing so glaringly, we are at a unique and critical moment to step up our advocacy and put in place just policies to protect our most vulnerable communities.
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