Health Reform
ACA essential health benefits come under threat

ACA essential health benefits come under threat

Health plans are required to cover basic health services such as maternity care, mental health care, and vision and oral health care for kids under the Affordable Care Act. That requirement may be at risk, according to this report from The Nation's Health.
NPHW guest blog: Ensuring the right to health meets a basic human need

NPHW guest blog: Ensuring the right to health meets a basic human need

Today’s National Public Health Week theme is ensuring the right to health and our guest blogger is APHA member Andrea P. Lowe, PhD, MPH.
NPHW guest blog: A market solution for assuring mental health services?

NPHW guest blog: A market solution for assuring mental health services?

Today's National Public Health Week guest blog discussing behavioral health comes from APHA member Kathleen Thomas, PhD, MPH.
Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

A new survey of state Medicaid directors reveals the planning challenges they face while future funding remains uncertain.
Public health groups united against ACA repeal

Public health groups united against ACA repeal

The nation’s public health organizations stand in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which may come to a vote in the Senate this week.
APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

APHA Storify: Medicaid matters: Protecting those at greatest risk

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act offers health care coverage to millions who could not access it before. The proposed Senate reforms that threatened the expansion were recently voted down. But the fight isn't over. The threats are back.
APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

APHA strongly opposes latest effort to overturn Affordable Care Act

This is not a drill. The Senate aims to take another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the clock is ticking.

Public health watching Senate and House HHS appropriations bills

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the contents of its bill to fund the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in fiscal year 2018.
Experts weigh in on Medicaid's uncertain future

Experts weigh in on Medicaid’s uncertain future

While plans to roll back Medicaid have struggled to win Senate approval, policymakers will continue to push for similar reforms that will threaten public health.
APHA: CBO score again confirms House health plan is deeply flawed

APHA: CBO score again confirms House health plan is deeply flawed

Nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office released today shows that 14 million Americans next year and 23 million by 2026 would lose health insurance under the American Health Care Act.
APHA strongly opposes revised health overhaul bill, vote may come soon

APHA strongly opposes revised health overhaul bill, vote may come soon

Since failing to garner votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in March, proponents of the American Health Care Act have proposed revisions to help it succeed. The problem is they’ve made it even worse.
APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

APHA, health groups sound alarms over health law repeal plan following CBO report

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.