Health Reform
ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace second open-enrollment begins today

The chance to find affordable health coverage for you and your family is here again, starting today.
Check out APHA’s Hobby Lobby fact sheet

Check out APHA’s Hobby Lobby fact sheet

APHA’s new “Hobby Lobby Fact Sheet” breaks down the public health implications of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease remain public health challenges

Healthy People 2020 examined how diabetes and chronic kidney disease are impacting the U.S. health system.
Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Experts: Public health delivers the best return

Pfizer Inc. Vice President of Medical External Affairs Jack Watters spoke at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, D.C., yesterday with a private-sector approach unlike his peers.
5 ACA updates you should know about

5 ACA updates you should know about

This summer, ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act has resulted in a range of public health news. Here are five ACA updates you should know about.
APHA, health law program break down Hobby Lobby’s public health impact

APHA, health law program break down Hobby Lobby’s public health impact

In a webinar last week APHA and the National Health Law Program, or NHeLP, detailed Hobby Lobby's impact on public health.
Health equity bill introduced in House

Health equity bill introduced in House

Health equity is one of APHA’s foundational values. Yesterday, it became the centerpiece of a proposed federal law.
Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Courts disagree, millions of Americans will continue to receive ACA benefits

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled to weaken federal funding mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Then the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., ruled the opposite.
Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

In a briefing last week, Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed outcomes from the six-month open-enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court: ‘Closely held’ employers can limit access to contraceptive coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "closely held" corporations can limit employee access to key women’s contraceptive coverage as defined by the ACA.

Burwell confirmed as new HHS secretary

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 78-17 to confirm Sylvia Burwell as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell will replace former HHS leader Kathleen Sebelius, who announced her resignation on April 10.
Planning tool helps health departments evolve with Affordable Care Act

Planning tool helps health departments evolve with Affordable Care Act

To help health departments cater to Affordable Care Act provisions, the Georgia Health Policy Center and the National Network of Public Health Institutes created, “Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity."