Billions of Opportunities: Health Plan Investment in Affordable Housing and Community Development

In a recent paper, we argue that health plans should consider investing some of their capital in affordable housing and community development.

The Trump Administration’s Latest Proposed Rule Puts People with Disabilities at Risk of Losing Benefits

The Social Security Administration has released a proposed regulation that puts older adults, people with disabilities and people with chronic illnesses at risk of losing crucial benefits, with serious impacts to their health.

ACA Repeal Would Undo a Decade of Progress for People with Complex Health Needs

As one of the youngest members of the Millennial generation, it’s difficult for me to recollect what the world looked like before the ACA -- a testament to how the ACA has defined an entire generation’s concept of what health care is and ought to be.

How Can Medicaid Transformation Steer Toward Health Equity? A Look at the Evidence

Addressing health equity should be a core goal of all health system transformation initiatives. Medicaid can be a particularly powerful avenue for advancing health equity.

Access to Good Food Is a Human Right

This is the second in our series of blogs highlighting the work of the four people recognized by the Center's 2019 "Speak Up for Better Health Award" contest.

Director's Corner: Looking Back on the Center's 2019 Highlights

As 2019 draws to a close, I’m pleased to share some highlights from the Center’s work. In a year which saw continued attacks on the safety net for low-income people, I am proud of the work we’ve done together.

Courage, Tenacity, Passion.

These are the hallmarks of effective advocates willing to press and keep pressing for needed change, and these are all attributes of Germán Parodi, the winner of the 2019 Speak Up for Better Health award.

Executive Order on Medicare Advantage Plans: Few Details but Important to Monitor

In October, ahead of the Medicare open enrollment period, President Trump issued an executive order that would make Medicare increasingly privatized by favoring private Medicare Advantage plans over the traditional Medicare program.

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Medicaid Survey Highlights the Importance of Consumer Engagement

The Medicaid program is leading the way in many innovations in health care payment and delivery. Many of the dedicated advocates we work with are working to improve their state Medicaid programs, which is why I was excited to attend...
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