Why are children of renters more vulnerable to asthma?

Asthma prevalence is closely related to environmental, genetic, and demographic factors, such as income and ethnicity.

Household asthma triggers can lead to ER visits for children, which cost $800 million in 2014

Exposure to indoor allergens and irritants like mold, moisture, pests, and tobacco smoke can exacerbate asthma.

Exposing and addressing child asthma in HUD-assisted renter households

Certain groups seem more likely to suffer from asthma, including low-income households, renters, and children.

What could happen if the federal government stops reimbursing insurers for the ACA’s cost-sharing reductions?

Three possible scenarios help explain the potential implications of President Trump's recent executive order on health care.

Medicaid’s health homes program: A powerful way for states to address the opioid crisis

A promising Medicaid initiative for opioid treatment has been implemented in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Not extending federal funding for CHIP jeopardizes coverage for children

Up to 9 million children are at risk of losing coverage under the Children's Health Insurance Program, absent reauthorization of funding by Congress.

How to stabilize nongroup insurance markets in four easy steps

The effort to repeal and replace the ACA may be ending, but the need for urgent policy action remains.

Without these three essential supports, insurance markets will topple

The ACA's individual mandate helps ensure that insurance markets are stable and strong for all people, regardless of their health status.

If the Senate repeal-and-replace health care bill goes forward, it would cut Medicaid just as more elderly Americans need long-term services and support

Baby boomers will start reaching their mid-eighties around 2030, when proposed cuts to Medicaid would take effect.