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Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program is rapidly running out of money, which puts the health of 1.3 million participants at risk.
Manmeet Kaur discusses rethinking the healthcare system and bridging the gap between policy and action as the inaugural Janice Nittoli Fellow.
Nearly one in three nonelderly black Americans have past-due medical bills—a concerning number given the consequences for physical and financial health.
Adding work requirements for Medicaid will not affect eligibility for most current beneficiaries, but will risk limiting health care access for those who need it most.
The American Health Care Act repeals nearly all the tax changes made by the ACA intended to increase health insurance coverage and reduce health care costs.
Under a recently leaked ACA replacement plan, the level of coverage affordable with proposed tax credits would vary substantially with a person’s age.
Lower rates of health insurance coverage and wealth accumulation are making it harder for younger generations to pay off past-due medical bills.
Estimates indicate that over two-thirds of women in the United States had access to affordable birth control under the Affordable Care Act in 2016.
The coverage expansions and protections under the Affordable Care Act have helped lessen the opioid epidemic and save lives.
Under a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act through reconciliation, Urban Institute projects an increase of 956,000 in uninsured Pennsylvanians by 2019.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

Many Asian Americans are often overlooked in research on ethnic disparities.

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

From Protest to Policy

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From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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