Interstate Health Insurance Sales: Myth vs. Reality

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and The Center for Insurance Policy and Research weigh in on the idea of selling health insurance policies across state lines. Check out what these organizations have to say: Some have suggested that allowing interstate sales of health insurance policies will make coverage more affordable and available. In reality, …

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Act to Save Healthcare at the State Level

While we were fighting to save the ACA, a health care disaster was coming to our state: The state budget proposals (both democratic and republican) make MASSIVE, immoral cuts to state medicaid programs. ** 77,500 CT residents will lose ALL medicaid, entirely **and many MORE people will lose all medicaid except for coverage of their …

Medicare for Everybody is Inevitable

By Valerie Eastwood, J.D., LL.M. The time is NOW! On September 13, 2017, along with 15 co-sponsors—Tammy Baldwin, Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Martin Heinrich, Mazie Hirono, Patrick Leahy, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Brian Schatz, Tom Udall, Elizabeth Warren, and Sheldon Whitehouse—Bernie Sanders introduced Medicare for All, single-payer health care …

Filibuster by Amendment — A Script for Calling Your Senator

You may have heard that the Indivisible is calling for Democratic Senators to filibuster the new healthcare abomination bill by adding a never ending number of amendments. Some of them may be hesitant to do this, so it's incumbent upon us to make it clear that we will not accept anything less than their absolute …

Q&A: Healthcare Reform & the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Constance Scharff is a senior addiction research fellow and director of addiction research for Cliffside Malibu, an evidence-based addiction treatment center. She is a regular columnist for Psychology Today and has written extensively on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We talked to her about how the ACA has impacted treatment for the opioid epidemic, and …