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Families Need Relief from Runaway Prescription Drug Costs: State Prescription Drug Affordability Boards Can Help

States play a critical role in reining in prescription drug costs for individuals and families across the country. Enacting legislation that creates a prescription drug affordability board (PDAB) with...

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National Patient Safety Board: A Step towards Safer, High-Quality Health Care

When you go to the doctor or to the hospital, you expect to feel safe. You expect to be in the best possible place to heal what is ailing you. But if you pull back the privacy curtain, the reality is ...

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The Untold Toll of Medicaid Unwinding

With the end of COVID-19 public health emergency-induced flexibilities, nearly 20 million people have lost Medicaid health insurance coverage. Some of these losses were due to those who were found to ...

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Consumer, Provider, and Advocacy Groups Sign-On to Support HHS Reforms to the Medicare Advantage Program

Joined by 47 organizations representing our nation’s families, providers, and individuals with Medicare coverage, Families USA has submitted a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (...

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Families USA Submits Comments on the House Education and the Workforce’s RFI on Increasing the Affordability and Quality of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

Families USA submitted comments for the House Education and the Workforce's Request for Information (RFI) on ERISA's 50th Anniversary: Reforms to Increase Affordability and Quality in Employer-Sponsor...

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First Do No Harm: Addressing the Patient Safety Crisis

Medical errors account for 251,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and the error rate in the U.S. is higher than in other countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the UK. 1 in 4 experienc...

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A Father’s Reflection: Aftershock and the Urgency of Black Maternal Health

As a married Black father, the world that my wife and I have built together revolves around the joy and responsibility of raising our two young kids, Olivia Joy, and Caleb. Together, we navigate raisi...

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Oral Health Care’s Equity Conundrum – Essential for All, Out of Reach for Many

Oral health is key to everyone’s overall health and wellness, employment opportunities, economic stability, and social connectedness. But for far too many people, affordable and high-quality dental ...

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Extremists Continue Their Assault on Individual Freedoms and Government Policymaking

On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether mifepristone, one of the safest drugs on the market, will remain available for all Americans to take when and where they need it, inc...

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It’s Time to Reform Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment

Since the end of the federal public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 and the end of continuous eligibility for Medicaid in April 2023, states have been redetermining every enrollee’s eligib...

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