Health care that people can afford is an essential aspect of health justice— in which health care is accessible, equitable, and comprehensive.
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Affordable Care ActAffordable Care Act
Health System FinancingHealth System Financing
Medical DebtMedical Debt
The US health system is comprised of public, private, for-profit, and non-profit insurers and health care providers. Most people rely on their employers to provide health insurance, but many don’t have that option. This leaves a lot of people behind.
Learn more about why coverage expansion matters.Health Access
Health access is more than just having health insurance. Health access also refers to whether or not people have the full range of services and care they need. Even if a person has affordable health insurance, they may still have little or no access to the health care they need.
Learn more about why health access matters.Health Equity
Our vision for health equity is one where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the best health outcomes possible. We work closely with organizations across the country to advance health equity by providing leadership and support to federal, state, and local health advocates to integrate a health equity lens in their policy goals and in the growth and development of their state advocacy efforts.
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LGBTQ+ HealthLGBTQ+ Health
Sexual, Reproductive, & Maternal HealthSexual, Reproductive, & Maternal Health
Social Determinants of HealthSocial Determinants of Health
Millions of people worldwide have died from COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a virus identified in 2019 and declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020. In the US, more than one million people have died from COVID-19. Data has shown that both death and infection rates for the disease affect different communities disproportionately.
Learn more about why COVID-19 matters.Health Care Quality & Experience
Health Care Quality & Experience
The quality of health care a person receives and their overall care experience are both essential parts of what they need to be healthy. This is especially true for people who have more interactions with the health care system, like people with disabilities, people with chronic conditions, and older adults.
Learn more about why health care quality & experience matters.Medicaid & Medicare
Medicaid & Medicare
Nearly 150 million people in the US rely on two major federal health programs for their health coverage — Medicaid and Medicare. These programs support adults with low incomes, children, people over the age of 65, and people with disabilities. Both Medicaid and Medicare are essential in providing equitable and affordable health care. As important as they are, however, the programs need vast improvement.
Learn more about why Medicaid & Medicare matter.Outreach & Enrollment
Outreach & Enrollment
In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Often called the Affordable Care Act or the ACA, the law aimed to expand access to health coverage, make coverage more affordable, and lower the overall costs of health care in the US.