Opponents in Congress and the new presidential administration are working to destroy the ACA, potentially leaving millions without health coverage.
"We are deeply troubled that the Senate hastily approved the budget resolution that could repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place," said APHA's Georges Benjamin.
Repealing the health law will take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and increase health care premiums for millions more, among other deleterious effects.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 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?