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2022

What the “Inflation Reduction Act” means for our health 

We did it! After over a year of emailing and calling and tweeting and persuading and writing and analyzing, congressional leaders finally listened to their constituents, and passed major legislation t...

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Nuevas protecciones contra facturas médicas inesperadas: Lo que necesita saber sobre la Ley Sin Sorpresas

El 1 de enero de 2022, entró en vigencia una nueva ley que ayuda a proteger a las personas de cargos inesperados por algunos tipos de atención médica. Esta ley, la Ley Sin Sorpresas, se aplica a la...

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New Protections from Unexpected Medical Bills: What You Need to Know about the No Surprises Act

On January 1, 2022, a new law went into effect that helps protect people from unexpected charges for some types of medical care. This law, the No Surprises Act, applies to people with health insurance...

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Peer Supports in Behavioral Health Care: A 2022 Resource Guide for Advocates

Grim statistics on untreated mental health conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) in the United States show the pressing need for an expanded behavioral health workforce. Peer support specialist...

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The Looming Equity Crisis in Children’s Health Care: Federal and State Action Is Needed to Prevent Millions of Children from Losing Medicaid

Two years of unprecedented Medicaid coverage protections during the COVID-19 pandemic prevented mass coverage losses at a time when families could least afford them. But now, at least 6.7 million chil...

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Time for Medicare to cover our entire body

You’ve worked your entire life – raising a family, paying taxes, doing all the things you were supposed to do. Now you’re retired and getting Medicare benefits that you spent decades paying into...

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The Time is Now for Administrative Action to Improve Medicare Dental Coverage

With millions of older adults and people with disabilities unable to afford the dental care they need to stay healthy, adding oral health coverage to Medicare is both much needed and in high demand. T...

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Medicare Oral Health Coalition Applauds CMS’ Inclusion of “Medically Necessary” Dental in Proposed 2023 MPFS

In this statement, the Medicare Oral Health Coalition applauds the inclusion of “medically necessary” Medicare dental coverage in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. We are thr...

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Community Voice and Equitable Policymaking in the United States: Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The effects of COVID-19 on the United States, and the world, underscore the importance of creating change that strengthens the health and economic well-being of vulnerable populations. Families USA la...

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Making Ends Meet: Reducing Costs at the Pharmacy Counter Will Help Americans Survive Inflation

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States is a huge health problem and a significant economic problem. Consumers facing increased drug costs report cutting back on key areas of their bu...

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