“It Feels Like You Have to Make a Decision in the Dark:” Early Lessons from Pennsylvania’s Move to Managed Care

Since Pennsylvania first proposed changing the way it delivers Medicaid-funded long-term services to older adults and people with physical disabilities, we here at the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) and our partners have been working hard to make sure the...

Think Medicaid Work Requirements Will Save Money? Think Again

In a previous blog, we wrote about how states hoping to impose work requirements on their Medicaid enrollees were touting projected cost savings - while failing to mention that these alleged cost savings result from people losing their health care...

Let’s Call the Alleged ‘Savings’ From Work Requirements What They Really Are: People Losing Access to Health Care

As more and more states begin to cite 'savings' as a reason to implement Medicaid work requirements, let's take a look at where that savings is coming from.

NAIC Spring Meeting Recap: Experts and Consumer Groups Sound the Alarm on Limited Benefit Coverage

Products such as health care sharing ministries and transitional plans – including farm bureau plans, which made news this week as Iowa moves to expand these products – all pose cost and quality risks for consumers.

Honoring Women’s History in the Fight for Health Care

“The personal is political” was the unofficial slogan of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Community Health Workers Building Trust and Families’ Health in the New York City Region

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted members of their communities who share similar backgrounds with the people they serve. In partnership with health care consumers, clinicians and other providers, CHWs play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities and helping...

Transparency in Health Care: Clearly Not a Cure-All for What Ails the Health Care System

Last Friday, Community Catalyst submitted comments in response to a request for information from a group of Senators looking to improve transparency in health care. After a year of defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid from attacks that would...

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

Two Visions for Marketplace Stabilization – Only One Benefits Consumers

Bipartisan efforts in Congress to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplaces came to an end this week as the negations took a decidedly partisan turn.