The Moment is Now: Congress Must Take Steps to Address the Black Maternal Health Crisis

In collaboration with various organizations, this blog explains a new letter released by 200+ groups urging Congress to address the maternal health crisis in our country.

New Hospital Rankings Unveil Deficits in Direct Contributions to Communities

A new report examines hospitals by looking at the use of tests and procedures that offer little to no clinical benefit, services offered to underserved communities of color, and their contributions to community benefit.

Strengthening the Enrollment Assistance Infrastructure for Dually Eligible Individuals

Not only has the pandemic been more difficult for dually eligible people, but their path to gaining health coverage is also more complex since they must enroll in both Medicaid and Medicare separately, before accessing integrated plans.

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.

$26 Billion Opioid Settlement: A Chance to Do the Right Thing

The largest of any opioid settlement thus far, it will potentially put billions of dollars into state coffers earmarked expressly for abating the substance use epidemic that has ravaged the country.

For Advocates in Texas, Pride is a Constant in Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

We spoke with Texas advocates about the work they have been doing to fight the onslaught of anti-transgender bills in the Texas legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

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.

Momentum for Dental Coverage Grows with Proposed Medicaid Dental Benefit Act in Congress

Dental coverage is having a moment, both in state governments and at the federal level. This week, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA-44) announced the introduction of a new bill, the Medicaid Dental Benefit Act.

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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