Reimagining grantmaking infrastructure so small organizations led by people of color have equitable access to grants is just one way government can further racial equity.
If every state adopts the American Rescue Plan's postpartum extension, about 123,000 uninsured mothers could become newly eligible for Medicaid/CHIP coverage.
Expanding Medicaid in Additional States Could Improve Insurance Coverage and Access to Care among Young Adults in Low-Income Households
To ensure more young adults are covered, policymakers could pursue three policy solutions.
Expanding ACA Marketplace Premium Tax Credits Could Reduce Financial Hardship and Increase Health Insurance Coverage for Millions of Households
H.R. 369 could increase the number of people with health insurance and reduce health care–related financial burdens for those already enrolled.
Reports from states with available data suggest vaccines have not been distributed equitably across racial and ethnic groups so far.
Black, Native American, and Hispanic/Latinx workers are more likely to work in person and in close proximity to others, putting them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Medicaid Expansion Is More Important Than Ever, and Young Adults Would Gain the Most
New estimates find that expanding Medicaid now would reduce the number of uninsured people by 4.4 million.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Take Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Away from More Than a Half Million People
The loss of treatment could cost many their lives and prompt a surge in related costs, which would put a huge burden on families, state governments, and providers.
Although Latinx and white populations show similar rates of any mental illness, there are disparities when it comes to treatment.
If the Supreme Court overturns the ACA, coverage and federal spending on health care will fall in every state, and health care providers will experience sizable decreases in revenue.