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Open Enrollment avoids closing the door on families who rely on Medicaid coverage

Imagine this scenario: It’s time for your child’s annual checkup. You head to the family doctor you’ve been seeing for the past three years. After you arrive and check-in for your appointmen...

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Big Drug Companies VS. Lower Drug Prices: Breaking Down the Lawsuits

  So, what is really happening with the IRA in the courts? Drug prices in the United States are higher than in any other peer country. People are forced to choose between their medications ...

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The Stage Is Officially Set to Lower Drug Prices

The stage is officially set and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has officially begun to negotiate drug prices in Medicare for the first time. Almost a quarter of people over 65 say...

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The Difference a Year Makes in the World of Medicare: A Look at the Impact

It has been exactly one year since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, putting significant drug pricing reforms into effect that both expand access to medication and make it more affo...

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Celebrating Disability Pride Month With Ola Ojewumi

  July is Disability Pride Month, and Families USA was honored to have a conversation with Disability Rights Activist Ola Ojewumi about her personal health care journey and the work she do...

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Pushing the Needle Forward on Health Insurance Protections and Fighting Junk Plans

The Biden administration recently issued a proposed new rule to restrict the sale of “junk insurance” plans -- including short-term limited duration insurance and fixed indemnity policies -- which...

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40 States In, 10 States to Go: Medicaid Expansion, A Critical Step to Closing the Health Coverage Gap

After what seemed to be endless years of legislative opposition, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper finally signed Medicaid Expansion into law on March 27, 2023. So, what does this mean for North Caro...

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From Amarillo, Texas to Your Medicine Cabinet – Extremist Judges Are Paving the Way for Religious Ideology not Science to Determine Your Family’s Access to Prescription Medications

In the last three weeks, ideological judges – from Texas all the way up to the Supreme Court --have been weighing in on a consequential decision by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in All...

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Need for Oral Health Improvements Finally Being Heard in Congress

Oral health is key to overall health and wellness, employment opportunities, economic stability, and social connectedness. Policymakers have the power--- and arguably the responsibility-- to enact pol...

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Protect Families’ Coverage When the Public Health Emergency Ends: A Health Advocate’s Survival Guide to Redeterminations

Millions of people are at risk of losing their health coverage in the coming months. Why? Because the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration that has guaranteed Medicaid coverage during the worst o...

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