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A strategy of grassroots messaging is starting to take shape.
Some critics of high deductible plans have characterized them as "blunt instruments" because they typically are not adjusted to take an individual's or family's income into consideration. Someone making $50,000 a year has to pay the same amount out of his or her own pocket, before insurance kicks in, as someone making $250,000.
What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.
Among the roughly 15 million working-age Americans in the health insurance market for those who don't get health benefits
The botched attempt to inflict mortal wounds to the health care law, which all but assures that it will be implemented as planned, reminded me of another moment when reform opponents fumbled at a critical time.
The Obama administration is focusing its efforts on 29 states -- many of them in the South -- that are home to more than
One of the core elements of President Barack Obama's health care reform law is the tax credits available to help low- and middle-income people pay for health insurance. But who, exactly, are the nearly 26 million people who are going to get these subsides?
Help is at Hand- New Health Insurance Tax Credits for Americans (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has a handy calculator
Mitt Romney's health care plan would cost families more and cover fewer people than Obamacare, according to a pair of recent
Despite its apparent reduction in coverage for millions of Americans, Romney says his plan does provide an option for the
"The reason this happens in states like Florida or Texas is because of two things: one, there are a lot of small busineses
Not having health insurance could put your life at risk. Or it might not make any difference at all. Yet those findings are
As health reform legislation kicks in, I'm thinking about Justin. When the package was passed, it came just in time for his 11th birthday, a day he survived to see thanks to our country's great health care system.
But it's tough to gloss over the other dramatic messaging suggestions in the text. For instance, the memo argues in several
By Election Day, there will be very few districts where a vote for health care reform is unpopular. But I would also argue, that this fall we will see clear evidence that courage itself is very popular.
A report released this week by Families USA, a nonprofit promoting greater health care access, predicts that the Senate Patient
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Paying for the ads are the labor powerhouse Service Employees International Union (SEIU), advocacy groups Families USA and
Families USA has compiled a one-stop-shopping guide to influencing national and local call-in radio shows, complete with contact phone numbers, strategic pointers and talking points.