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Press Releases & Statements
Community Catalyst, State Advocates & Impacted Community Members Applaud Biden Administration Action on Medical Debt
The Biden-Harris administration announced that it is taking executive action to prevent medical debt from impacting credit scores. This proposed rulemaking comes after a yearslong campaign by Community Catalyst and partners urging for more aggressive action to address the medical debt crisis in America. The announcement follows a Medical Debt Day of Action last week, led by Community Catalyst, and the submission of nearly 11,000 petitions from individuals in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. urging the administration to act.(Opens in new window)
Day Of Action To End Medical Debt Builds Momentum And Adds Pressure On Biden Administration To Do More To Address the Growing Crisis
Community Catalyst hosted a day of action in Washington, D.C. to shine a bright light on people impacted by medical debt and highlight partners working to address the crisis through policy, advocacy and other organizing and powerbuilding efforts. Their message is clear: Medical debt is a uniquely American problem and the Biden administration must do more to provide our communities with relief.
Community Catalyst to Push Congress to Advance Momnibus, Critical Supports for Black Maternal Health
On Aug. 1, Community Catalyst’s Director of the Gender Equity and Health Justice Program, Kavelle Christie, will deliver remarks at the Black Maternal Health Caucus Stakeholder Summit. In her remarks, Christie will urge for congressional action on the Momnibus package, which includes race-equity forward policy solutions that center the experiences, expertise and ideas of impacted communities.
New Research Details Specific Recommendations for CMS, Others, on Making Dual Eligible Enrollment Person-centered
The Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst unveiled new research and recommendations to support the enrollment decisions of people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
New Guide Helps People Avoid, Dispute Unnecessary Medical Bills
A new user-friendly guide co-authored by Community Catalyst and U.S. PIRG Education Fund aims to help any person, either with or without health insurance, know their rights to avoid unnecessary billing charges, tackle billing errors and handle debt collectors.
Groups Urge Biden Administration to Expand Decade Old Coverage Requirements of Essential Health Benefits to Include Dental and Gender-affirming Care
More than 50 groups, led by Community Catalyst, launched a campaign urging the Biden administration to expand coverage of Essential Health Benefits (EHBs), which have not been updated since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law 13 years ago.
Biden Administration Action On Medical Debt Is Good News; More Is Needed To Fully Address The Medical Debt Crisis In This Country
The Biden administration announcement that it plans to address the predatory nature of medical billing and high interest loans, including the promotion of deferred interest credit cards in medical settings.
Community Catalyst, United States of Care, and 15 Other Health Advocacy Organizations Submit Amicus Brief to Protect Coverage of Cost-Free Preventive Services
Community Catalyst, United States of Care and 15 other health advocacy organizations filed an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra to protect coverage of preventive services without out-of-pocket cost.
Community Catalyst Statement on the Debt Ceiling Bill
Statement from Emily Stewart, Executive Director, Community Catalyst, on the debt ceiling bill signed by President Biden.(Opens in new window)