Health Reform
Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Using the law to improve health care, create equity

Health equity is one of APHA’s guiding priorities, but public health isn’t the only profession working to create a nation where everyone gets a fair chance to lead a healthy life. Lawyers are on the front lines, too.
The Nation's Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

The Nation’s Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

A new policy could have dramatic and lasting effects on public health, as a major government program takes a turn toward addressing social determinants.
Health Insurance Marketplace third open-enrollment period starts today

Health Insurance Marketplace third open-enrollment period starts today

A record-low number of Americans are uninsured. But 32 million still have no access to affordable health coverage. That number will change, starting today.
National Journal event: With more Americans insured, how do we improve their health?

National Journal event: With more Americans insured, how do we improve their health?

Now that nearly 9 million people gained health insurance last year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, how do we move from more coverage to better health?
APHA State Innovation Models guides: How public health can join efforts nationwide

APHA State Innovation Models guides: How public health can join efforts nationwide

Do you believe in the Affordable Care Act? Do you want to make people in your state or community healthier? State Innovation Models are for you.
The health costs of Alzheimer’s in the US

The health costs of Alzheimer’s in the US

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and one of the top-10 leading causes of death that cannot be cured, slowed or prevented, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So how should public health professionals be talking about it?
Medicare at 50: What does it look like now and in the future?

Medicare at 50: What does it look like now and in the future?

Today is the 50th anniversary of Medicare (along with Medicaid). Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the program into legislation, Medicare — originally a basic insurance program — has transformed to provide quality coverage to 55 million Americans.
APHA webinar: The ACA after King v. Burwell

APHA webinar: The ACA after King v. Burwell

Last week APHA hosted a webinar to discuss how King v. Burwell, which kept tax credits available to individuals who purchased health insurance on the federal government's exchange, will affect the our nation’s health moving forward.
APHA releases new health systems transformation guide

APHA releases new health systems transformation guide

APHA has long championed the many ways the Affordable Care Act can improve public health. But how does the public health community turn the law’s potential into better health outcomes?
What does health care look like after King v. Burwell?

What does health care look like after King v. Burwell?

On June 25 the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in favor of the administration in King v. Burwell. Moving forward, what does this decision mean for public health?
APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

APHA on King v. Burwell victory: ‘More than 6 million Americans breathe sigh of relief’

Health insurance is here to stay for more than 6 million Americans.
Public health reactions to King v. Burwell

Public health reactions to King v. Burwell

Check out public health's reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell, which saved health insurance for more than 6 million people.