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.

Director's Corner: Fighting Diseases, New and Old

Like many of you, in these turbulent times we at the Center have cycled through feelings of heartbreak, anger, hopelessness, fear and determination, as our nation confronts the twin scourges of COVID-19 and racism – both infectious and deadly diseases.

House Ways and Means Committee Hears Testimony on COVID-19’s Impact on People of Color – Now Action is Required

It is abundantly clear from quantitative data and personal testimony that COVID-19 is disproportionately ravaging communities of color across the nation. The disparities in COVID testing, treatment and health outcomes have laid bare systemic inequities across the United States. In...

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.

COVID-19 Brings New Urgency to Protecting People with Chronic Conditions

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of those with chronic conditions are unable to keep up with the routine medical care required to manage these conditions and keep them from spiraling into an acute medical crisis.

Aging Out Loud: From Generation to Generation

We revisit this 2017 OAM post about a father and daughter, each of whose stories epitomize the spirit of perseverance and determination that marks the contributions older adults in our country always have made, and continue to make today.

Medicaid is Ready to Serve: Fund It

The alarming numbers at which people of color, particularly Black people, are dying from COVID-19 has and should ignite a conversation about structural racism. In addition to the health care, social and economic inequities that place some at more risk...

Elevating the Needs of Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries in the COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus pandemic poses exceptional risks to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). This population is poorer, sicker and disproportionately, from communities of color.

At Greater Risk: Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have all seen the startling images: lines stretching for miles at food banks and pantries across the nation. The pandemic has only exacerbated food insecurity, especially among several vulnerable populations:
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