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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.
Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

The Ebola outbreak, which started in West Africa, has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Read more about the Ebola's threat to the United States and how the outbreak can be addressed .
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
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.
APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education.
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.
EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

EPA hosts public hearings in four cities for proposed rule

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public hearings for its Clean Power Plan, which proposed the first-ever nationwide carbon-emissions limits for existing power plants.
APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

APHA brings PHACT and media experts to Google Hangout

As part of the summer's Public Health ACTion campaign, this week, APHA gathered tips from a media savvy Google Hangout panel. Find out what the experts had to say to help public health enthusiasts improve their media advocacy skills.
APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

APHA calls for ratification of global disability treaty

The full Senate last considered the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, in 2012, falling five votes short of the two-thirds supermajority vote required.
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.
Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

Americans share personal struggles caused by public health cuts

A new report from the Coalition for Health Funding reveals more than data of public health budget losses, focusing more on the human element of the consequences.