We Can Keep Building: Advocacy and Organizing in the Midst of a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that in times of crisis, advocacy built on strong grassroots support and consumer participation can still serve as a mechanism to push all our systems to be more responsive to the needs of the community.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Nancy Wilson, MSW

Nancy is a gerontological social worker with over four decades of professional work and leadership in advancing interdisciplinary models of integrated community-based service delivery to elders and families coping with chronic illness.

Waiving Goodbye to Better Health Care Access Amidst a Global Pandemic

Yesterday, the Trump administration approved one of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s two waiver applications and is on track to approve the other in the coming days. Both are likely to present challenges to the way Georgians access their health care.

Alone but Resilient: What We’re Learning About Social Isolation Among Older Adults Amidst the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic began, social isolation and loneliness were widespread among older adults. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older were considered to be socially isolated.

Director's Corner: Fighting For What We Care About

Without question, we are living through some unprecedented times. But the power of communities pulling together to express their collective voice has brought about change time and again in the most daunting of situations.

A Look at HFMA's New Guidelines for Best Practices in Medical Debt Resolution

Aggressive medical debt collection practices by hospitals and health systems have long contributed to economic hardship and instability. These practices are now particularly devastating as so many people are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19...

House Democrats Have a Plan for COVID-19 Relief (Again). Will the Senate Step Up?

House Democrats have made another effort to enact a meaningful coronavirus relief package to address the severe economic and health care challenges posed by the pandemic. To appease Senate Republicans’ concerns over the cost of their original coronavirus relief package...

The House Takes a First Step to Improve Maternal Health – Let’s Keep Up the Momentum

The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward yesterday in addressing our nation’s maternal health crisis by suspending rules and passing the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, HR 4996. It was a historic bipartisan move, applauded...

What’s at Stake: SCOTUS, the Affordable Care Act, and Health Care for Millions of Americans

As our nation mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Trump administration and Senate Republicans are now rushing to confirm a conservative Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, who shares their aim of ending the ACA.
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