Families USA

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Working at the national, state, and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for 25 years.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Friday, September 01, 2017
Trump Cuts ACA Navigator Grants and Advertising Budget as Part of Sabotage Campaign of Health Care Law
The Trump administration announced today it was cutting Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator Grants by almost $30 million – from $62.5 million to $36 million. Navigators help people enroll in plans through health insurance marketplaces, with the next open enrollment period running from Nov. 1 to Dec...
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Newswire article
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Governor Romney’s Breathtaking Falsehoods and Misleading Statements about Health Care
During last night’s presidential debate, issues about Medicare, Medicaid, and health care received considerable attention. The following is the statement of Ron Pollack, Executive Director of the health consumer organization Families USA, about that portion of the debate:
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Newswire article
Monday, October 03, 2011
Supreme Court Should Uphold Precedents Enabling Medicaid Patients to Secure Legal Remedies When Their Rights Are Violated
Today, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California. The case, brought by low-income Medicaid enrollees and health care providers, challenges a California law that reduces Medicaid payments to California health care providers, allegedly to a point well below federal requirements that would make it impossible for Medicaid enrollees to find doctors willing to treat them. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that Medicaid enrollees have no right to sue to vindicate their federal rights.
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Through $1.43 Trillion in Cuts, House Republican Budget Slashes Funding for Seniors’ Health and Long-Term Care
The proposed House Republican budget, introduced today by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, slashes $1.43 trillion over the next 10 years from Medicare and Medicaid by cutting critical health care for seniors and people with disabilities, as well as children and their families, according to the consumer health organization Families USA. This radical proposal will also wipe out Medicare’s guarantee of benefits and end Medicare as we know it by 2022.
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Newswire article
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Census Bureau Finds the Number of Uninsured Grew to 46.3 Million in 2008
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the number of people without health insurance reached 46.3 million in 2008. The following is the statement of Ron Pollack, Executive Director of the consumer health organization Families USA, about this development: “The Census Bureau’s finding that the number of uninsured people grew to 46.3 million in 2008 is a clear reminder that meaningful health care reform should be enacted this year.
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Report Calls Tennessee's Barebones Health Plan a Bad Model for Other States to Follow
A first-of-its-kind report released today by the national consumer health organization Families USA analyzes the Tennessee health care plan CoverTN, spotlights numerous problems with the plan, and calls CoverTN a bad model for other states to follow as they seek to assist their own uninsured residents.
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