Health Reform
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."
Gallup: Fewer American adults are uninsured thanks to ACA

Gallup: Fewer American adults are uninsured thanks to ACA

On April 16 research released by Gallup brought good news: Fewer American adults are uninsured than before.
Sebelius: Get health coverage by March 31 deadline

Sebelius: Get health coverage by March 31 deadline

“If you or someone you care about does not have health care, it’s not too late to sign up for quality affordable coverage — but you’ll want to act today.”
Supreme Court to hear reproductive rights arguments Tuesday

Supreme Court to hear reproductive rights arguments Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will review two cases on coverage of reproductive health care services under the Affordable Care Act.
Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

Obama highlights ACA in 2014 State of the Union address

In last night’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama briefly touched upon declining childhood obesity rates, climate change directives, gun violence prevention and immigration. When it came time to discuss health reform, the president was much more thorough.