The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exhibit A for Why Medicaid Block Grant Proposals Are Bad Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has already revealed some important lessons for us. One of the most important lessons for our country, and especially the state of Tennessee, is that our health care infrastructure matters. Public health measures, such as physical and...

Oral Health Care Access in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

As many advocates shift focus to protecting the physical, emotional, and financial health of their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, we know that the need for access to critical dental care has not gone away.

Tools to Help Advocates Reduce Social Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

“Social distancing.” “Isolation.” “Quarantine.” In the ongoing life adjustments to the coronavirus pandemic, we are all being bombarded with these words on a daily basis.

Thinking Fast (Medium) and Slow About COVID-19

The rapidly unfolding health and economic disasters the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered can only be dealt with effectively via a robust public response at both the federal and state levels. Unfortunately, the Trump administration missed the opportunity to intervene early,...

Coronavirus-Related Xenophobia Against People of Asian Heritage Must Stop

All my life, I have been fortunate enough to never feel the need to question or fear how my identity is perceived by others. As a proud daughter of Asian immigrants, I have always worn my Japanese heritage on my sleeve.

House Bill’s Key COVID-19 Health Provisions Represent Important First Steps

On March 14, the House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Monday night, the House passed a “technical corrections” bill that slightly changed some provisions.

Progress on Health Coverage Disparities Stalls, Demanding a Data Refresh and Targeted Strategies

In a recent report, the Commonwealth Institute reviews the change in health coverage and access across Black, Hispanic, and white populations since the implementation of the ACA.

For People Living with Disabilities, Medicaid Block Grants Have Devastating Consequences

The Trump administration's plan to offer states the option of converting their Medicaid funding into block grants is a radical and dangerous shift in how the Medicaid program is currently funded.

Consumers Call on Congress to Do The Right Thing – Pass Legislation To End Surprise Medical Bills Now!

Who might guess that doing the right thing – going in to be tested for the novel coronavirus after the onset of flu-like symptoms following a trip to China – could result in a surprise medical bill of more than...
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