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 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.

Building on the ACA to Address Substance Use Disorders & Mental Illness

Thanks to the ACA, 31 million people have gained health insurance, and millions of people with substance use disorders and mental illness are able to get life-saving care.

Outreach, Enrollment and the Affordable Care Act

Enrollment numbers can be severely impacted if a presidential administration is not supportive of expanding coverage.

Marking 12 Years of the ACA Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities

By expanding care and coverage, the Affordable Care Act was a milestone for communities most underserved by the health system. In particular, the ACA includes a number of provisions that improve coverage and access to care for people with disabilities...
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