The ACA helped reduce longstanding racial disparities in coverage rates, improving health care access for communities of color across the board. Destroying the ACA would be especially harmful as the country is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately devastated Black communities nationwide.  Read more →

Health care for children and young adults is especially important as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. As millions of families have lost their health care as a result of coronavirus-related job losses, the ACA and Medicaid expansion give them a place to turn to for comprehensive, affordable coverage. Research from Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families has already revealed an uptick in children’s Medicaid enrollment during the pandemic.  Read more →

esterday, Rep. Chris Pappas and House Democrats passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act” a landmark bill introduced and championed by House Democrats to improve health care for Americans by building on key provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The bill lowers the costs of health insurance by offering increased financial assistance to more people, strengthens protections for pre-existing conditions and improves health care by incentivizing holdout states to expand Medicaid and expanding Medicaid eligibility for mothers 12 months postpartum. Read more →

As part of New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion program, the state implemented an individual compliance obligation for each beneficiary to remain eligible for health insurance. Called work and community engagement requirements (WACER), It was foreseeable that the WACER program’s impacts would extend to community organizations supporting these beneficiaries. Read more →

Roundtable discussed new report on how Medicaid is protecting health of Granite Staters living in rural communities and supporting rural hospitals Read more →