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Interest Group Research Paper - Families USA A. The key issues tackled by Families USA concern health care: Affordable Care Act, enrolling all eligible Americans, health equity, transforming the healthcare system, Medicaid, Medicare, etc. Families USA believe that the Affordable Care Act will provide Americans with a peace of mind that comes from knowing that if they need affordable, comprehensive health care, they can get it. The health insurance marketplace is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act, and in order for it to function well enrollment should be accessible, simple, and efficient for each and every person who signs up for health care, glaring disparities that exist between those who can get health care and those who lack access to it but need it most should be eliminated, and the healthcare system should be complete transformed and improved for everyone. 1 Families USA use public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to to influence policies pertaining to health care. They have reviewed hundreds of bills from all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, to assess the legislative trends of 2017. 1 Along with 125 community, provider, labor, and patient organizations, they also sent a letter urging Congress to take immediate action to address the post-hurricane health crises in Puerto Rico and the U.S. 2 On December 1, Families USA partnered with First Focus to give congressional staff the
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  • Fall '16
  • Mr. Laird
  • History, United States Congress, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Families USA

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