News & Updates
News & Updates
Key Takeaways From A Health Care Election
Voters across the country have spoken, and when it comes to health care, they sent several loud and clear messages.
News & Updates
USofCare Applauds Passage of Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiatives
USofCare released the following statements following the passage of Medicaid expansion initiatives that were on the ballot.
Mental Health, News & Updates
Duluth News Tribune – Tough days for those in pain – Minnesota must improve its mental health parity
Access to mental health services is elusive for many, and deaths from drug and alcohol misuse and suicide have skyrocketed.
News & Updates, State Efforts
In These Four Red States, Health Care is on the Ballot
Polling has consistently shown health care, and health care affordability, to be a top concern of voters heading towards Election Day.
Health Care Costs, News & Updates
TIME: Forget ‘Repeal and Replace’ The One Issue Unifying Americans is Affordable Health Care
Perhaps the best chance to address voters’ demands for solutions to the health care problem is coming at the state level.
Health Care Costs, News & Updates, Resources
What is “Affordable” Health Care?
“Affordability” of health care is a common concern, but the term is rarely defined. This brief considers the different types of affordability and reviews a range of measures that capture the cost burden for different types of individuals and families. It also identifies key issues policymakers should consider to transform affordability into a policy aim.
Health Care Costs, News & Updates, Resources, State Efforts
Prescription Drug Prices: Problems, Solutions, and What States Can Do
The price of prescription drugs has increasingly been a topic of public concern over the last several years. Americans believe that Congress and the President are not doing enough about the problem. This brief identifies drivers of rising prescription drug costs and reviews ways that states can address them.
News & Updates, Resources, State Efforts
States Are Ready to Act
On our listening tour, USofCare has been learning from the health care leaders who are advancing state initiatives. We found that the desire for action on health care is strong, bipartisanship is emerging across the country, and states are eager for help and shared learning. We look forward to continuing to work with experts and advocates from across the country to support state solutions.
Federal Efforts, News & Updates
The Hill: Focus on states for health care solutions this midterm election
During the midterm election season, voters who care about health care should focus on state-level decision makers. Viable policy solutions on health care are highly unlikely to come out of our nation’s capital in the near future due to the political climate. This op-ed encourages voters to focus on candidates running for governor and state legislature instead of putting all their faith in federal candidates.