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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.
Zika isn’t strictly a mosquito-borne virus; it can also spread from person to person via sexual contact—and an alarming number of women don’t know that.
Numbers aren’t always popular for those whose facts must fit their storylines, as opposed to those whose storylines evolve from the facts.
Some predict that the majority of children born after 2000 will live to 100 or more. But our careers, social programs, and choices reflect demographic patterns of a time when the average life span was much shorter than it is now.

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