A CFPB Report Sounds the Alarm on the Volume and Inequities of Medical Debt

The agency reported an astonishing $88 Billion of medical debt on consumer credit records as of June 2021. This debt disproportionately affects people with low incomes, Black and Hispanic people, veterans, and younger and older adults.

Saving Lives from Addiction = Keeping the Focus on Health and Harm Reduction!

For the first time in history, the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy includes support for harm reduction – drug overdose prevention and health interventions that save lives. This is a major step forward in preventing fatal drug overdoses.

An Opportunity to Weigh In On New Public Charge Proposed Rule

This new proposed rule, welcomed by advocates, aims to offer clearer guidance and mitigate some of the confusion caused from the 2019 proposed rule by largely codifying and improving the 1999 public charge policy.

Black Maternal Health Week: A Call To Center Black Mamas, Black Maternal Health, Policies and Solutions

April 11-17 marks Black Maternal Health Week, which aims to amplify the voices of Black Mamas, women, families, and stakeholders and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.

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.

Congressional Funding Ban Standing in the Way of Good Oral Health for Many

For 12 years, Congress has been blocking funding to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) program that could increase access to dental care and improve health equity at the behest of an influential special interest group. Last week Community Catalyst, along with...

International Transgender Day of Visibility: Let’s Work to Advance the Health Care Needs of the Transgender Community

March 31marks International Transgender Day of Visibility, which is an annual day of awareness that celebrates the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-binary (TNB) people.

Testimony of Emily Stewart on the Economic Impact of the Growing Burden of Medical Debt

Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart’s testimony as prepared for delivery before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on March 29, 2022. This testimony was originally posted on March 29, on Emily's Medium.com page. Good morning,...

The ACA Has Boosted Oral Health Access, Now Let’s Keep the Progress Going

As we celebrate the 12th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s worth reflecting on the ways in which this landmark law has advanced oral health equity and the ways in which we can build on this progress moving forward.
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