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Policy makers should take immediate steps to reduce the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic adults.
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Rural areas are being hit hard by COVID-19. The CARES Act can help, but more will be needed.
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Patients—not nurses—are the story when it comes to state legislative battles to modernize advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) scope of practice laws
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A newly implemented work requirement policy for Medicaid in Arkansas is being challenged in court for not promoting providing access to health insurance coverage for low-income individuals
On August 1, the Trump Administration released a final rule that will allow insurance companies to offer cheaper “short-term limited duration” health plans for longer periods of time.
Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing public health issue in the United States. While media attention and policy efforts often focus on younger populations, older adults are not immune to the problem. A new AARP Public Policy Institute report finds that while the prevalence of…
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En español | As we approach the end of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s third health insurance open enrollment period, it’s a good time to look at how the ACA has affected older Americans.
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Michael Clarke Duncan was full of life just three years ago. The then-54-year-old actor was at the pinnacle of his career. His Academy Award-nominated performance as John Coffey in The Green Mile is still revered.
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The Affordable Care Act allows states to offer Medicaid to low-income adults who would not have qualified under previous law. Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia offer this expanded coverage. Those who qualify will face higher cost-sharing requirements when they transition from…
As politicians squabble in the coming months over which federal programs to cut, Medicaid will be protected by a sort of favorite son status.
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