Trump Administration Threatens Reproductive Health, Personal Choice and Economic Security Through Birth Control Coverage Mandate Rollback

Two new accommodations threaten the health and financial security of the women, transgender people and nonbinary individuals.

The Hits Keep on Coming: Medicaid Expansion Shows a Myriad of Benefits

The list of benefits that expanding Medicaid provides to both individuals and states just keeps on growing. A comprehensive review of studies of the impacts of Medicaid expansion have found dramatic differences in Medicaid expansion versus non-expansion states along factors...

The President’s Addiction Policies: Too Little Good, Too Much Bad and Ugly

The Trump administration has pledged to address addiction nationwide. Now they’re playing their hand and we’re not impressed.

Policymakers Across the Country Take Note: Maine Voters Weigh in For Coverage, Against Obstruction

Yesterday, the people of Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers. This finally ends the five-year-long battle to close the coverage gap in the state.  Maine’s legislature has passed Medicaid expansion with broad support five times...

Eldercare Voices: Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW As November is National Family Caregivers Month (#NFCMonth), with  this year’s theme “Caregiving Around the Clock,” we are pleased to reprint an Eldercare Voices column on the importance of recognizing the vital role of family caregivers...

Three Ways the 2018-2022 HHS Strategic Plan Turns Back the Clock on Progress

In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to provide new departmental guidance following the 2014 plan from the Obama administration. Upon first glance, it becomes readily apparent that the missions and priorities...

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

On Friday, CHIP refunding moved forward, ending Halloween week with a trick not a treat.

“Don’t Just Make Them Hear You, Make Them Listen!”

On Oct. 12, I was honored to join advocates and consumers from Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan for a day in Washington, D.C. focused on person-centered care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.   Our day was centered around the Alliance for Health...

Goblins and Zombies Aren’t As Scary As Kids Losing Coverage

As we are passing out sweets to all the cute ghosts and dinosaurs, we should be concerned that families are wondering whether the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be available to their children in the coming months and years.