Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy.
In this election season, the importance of advancing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has become even clearer. Yesterday marked the start of the open enrollment season for plan year 2017. As is always the case, open enrollment provides a critically important chance for individuals and families to sign up for affordable health insurance plans.
The movement to transform the country’s health care delivery system has been underway for several years now, and some moments of truth are approaching.
Every day, consumers make choices about which hospitals they or their families will use – and too often, they make those decisions without enough information to guide them.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will bring the biggest change in decades to how we pay physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care providers who treat Medicare beneficiaries.
During the third open enrollment period, which ran from November 2015 through January 2016, roughly 12.7 million people purchased health insurance through the marketplace.
Six years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, there is a lot to celebrate.
“These issues should be at the top of our national agenda.” That was the message Sen. Cory Booker delivered at the National Partnership’s annual congressional briefing.
As the 2016 open enrollment period begins, it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come: Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, 17.6 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage.
In June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update the managed care regulatory structure for both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program – marking the first time managed care rules will be substantially revised in more than a decade.
Throughout our health policy work and in our role co-leading the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance), the National Partnership advocates for higher quality, more affordable, patient- and family-centered health care.
If there was ever a moment that illustrated how public policy can transform people’s lives, it may have come 50 years ago today when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell offered a strong reminder of the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): to improve access to affordable health coverage and care.
Extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly.
The third open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces is fast-approaching — it begins November 1, 2015 — and now is the opportunity for policymakers and marketplace administrators to harness lessons learned from the previous enrollment periods to improve the plan comparison and selection process this fall.
The National Partnership held its annual gala on June 4, and the speakers, the crowd, the program and the event were extraordinary.
To further expand accountable care across the health care system, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.
As you know, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, we strongly believe health IT is a real game-changer for patients, helping them take charge of their health and become true partners in improving our health care system.
At a time when women all across this country face discrimination in the workplace and need greater access to reproductive health care, it was encouraging to see what happened in Pennsylvania this week.
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has had tremendously positive implications for the health and economic security of women and families. Now, President Obama has launched a new forum to help achieve the law's full promise.
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