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Follow the latest news on the health care law and efforts to protect your care.

Good News on Health Care Spending

For years, health care costs have been rising faster than inflation, driving up the cost of health care and making it less affordable for families and businesses.

But now, the good news about the slowing growth of health care spending nationwide is being increasingly recognized by independent analysts. Just this week, USA Today reported that according to the newspaper’s own analysis that “health care spending last year rose at one of the lowest rates in a half-century.” According to the paper, health care providers and analysts found that “cost-saving measures under the health care law appear to be keeping medical prices flat.”

Health-care law will help boost women’s access

If we can set aside the political wrangling and focus on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, what becomes obvious is its critically important impact on women’s health.

The fact is while women are the primary coordinators of health care for families and comprise the majority of U.S. health-care workers, they also put their own health-care needs behind those of their children. Cost is too often the reason.

Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Helps Middle-Class Families, State Economies

The Republican governors who are making noise about not expanding Medicaid are playing pure politics. They don’t like Obamacare and have attacked it for 2-1/2 years in the media, Congress and the courts. But the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, and even the biggest partisans should admit that expanding Medicaid is good for the economy and the financial security of middle-class families.

Affordable Care Act supports community health centers, access to health care

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding the health care law clearly states that the Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land. Many of us, though, are still unsure what the law will mean for ourselves and our families.

The Affordable Care Act has made the U.S. health-care system stronger

The Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act was a turning point in the health-care debate, a chance to stop refighting old political battles and move forward with implementing and improving a law that is already lowering health-care costs and providing more security for millions of American families. Instead, congressional Republicans will spend Wednesday staging yet another repeal vote.