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For too long, insured consumers remained in the dark about how much a scheduled health procedure would actually cost them.
Recent federal actions improve access to affordable health insurance.
Health coverage is unaffordable for many older adults. Extending tax credits would help.
A gavel and a stethoscope
Are State Innovation Waivers harmful or helpful? It depends how states use them
Older patient talking with nurse in hospital
It has been 12 years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America began its mission to see that people—all people—have access to a nurse when and where they need it
Palliative care can make a huge difference for people living with serious illness, and a new set of professional guidelines is aiming to increase access to this care
“Without SNAP, I don’t know how I’d be able to afford to eat.”
Implantable devices, such as hip replacements and heart valves, are a central part of medical treatment today. Americans receive about 370,000 cardiac pacemakers and about 1 million total hip and knee replacements per year. Despite how common the use of implantable devices is, little information is…
Medicaid is the country’s largest public health insurance program, providing access to needed health care and long-term services and supports  (LTSS) to millions of low-income Americans, including more than 17 million children with disabilities, adults with disabilities, and poor seniors.
Screening for osteoporosis among high-risk populations, including postmenopausal women, is essential. Women found to have low bone density due to osteoporosis or osteopenia (a precursor to osteoporosis) can reduce their risk of future bone fracture with lifestyle changes and drug therapies. The…
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