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Hospital Consolidation – How Hospitals’ Machinations Affect Real People

Stories about hospital mergers are filling newspaper front pages across the country. But what does this consolidation of power mean for people who show up at the ER in the scariest moment of their lif...

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Changing the world around you- Getting your community covered with Kevin Han

Kevin Han is the Strategic Partnerships Associate at Families USA, where he strengthens Families USA’s relationships with partner organizations. Before joining Families USA, he worked as a health na...

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No one knows a community better than those who live there: Leaders who stepped up when their neighbors needed them most

Who can believe it has been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down what we all once knew as everyday life in this country? COVID-19 created a whirlwind of uncertainty, filled with unfortunate...

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Health and racial justice – Untangling why it is so difficult to make progress

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about health? Your mind might go to your aching knee or your sister mentioning struggling with depression, or pictures a doctor’s office...

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Kicking Off 2022 by Revitalizing the Fight for Health Justice Now

Advocates in the fight for health care justice – the ability of everyone to live their healthiest life – have hit the ground running in 2022. Families USA Executive Director Frederick Isasi, put w...

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Let’s make this spike the last one: Strengths and gaps in the White House’s proposal to fight COVID-19 this winter

Mask mandates, postponed football and basketball games, and restaurants closing their dining rooms. Like the horror movie villain who just don’t die, COVID-19 cases are surging for a second consecut...

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Changing the World Around You – Getting to Know Health Advocacy with Frederick Isasi

Frederick Isasi is the executive director of Families USA and a trusted leader on how we can make sure we get the best possible care and that everyone can be healthy, regardless of the color of their ...

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The Real Cost – Medicare’s Lack of a Dental Benefit is Hurting the Very People Medicare Should be Helping

“I have to choose every month, do I want to buy groceries, or do I want to see the dentist? That’s just not right.” –Debra Smith  Debra Smith lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In 2015, ...

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The Real Cost – The Unavoidable Prices of Prescription Drugs

Families across America are struggling under the burden of soaring prescription drug prices. Almost a third of people across the U.S. have not filled prescription or followed a prescription regimen sp...

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What does building back better really mean for our access to health care?

We’re in a pivotal moment for the health care of millions of people. We always seem to be in a pivotal moment lately, don’t we? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about our lives, but one n...

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