Get ready to vote 

  • October 19, 2020

Voting is the cornerstone of our representative democracy.  In voting, citizens select who will make critical decisions that influence our health and lives, on topics like health coverage, education, and the environment.  American history has been a difficult struggle to…

The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and the impact of “best price” rules

  • October 19, 2020

The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to issue rebates to Medicaid for covered outpatient drugs. When they offer prescription drug  benefits, Medicaid programs must cover nearly all drugs, potentially reducing Medicaid’s leverage to negotiate discounts. Policymakers created…

Census outreach: There’s still time to make a difference

  • September 9, 2020

Having grown up in a predominantly Latinx community in Los Angeles, CA, I know firsthand how distrust of government could reduce participation in the 2020 Census.  Fear of the data being used to target a person or family can be…

Homelessness prevention during COVID-19

  • September 4, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, many people across the country are facing serious financial challenges. The July 2020 U.S. unemployment rate is more than twice as high as a year ago. In addition, many who kept their jobs have seen…