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Changes in Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity Under the ACA, 2013-2017

People of color experienced large gains in coverage under the ACA. But between 2016 and 2017, coverage gains stalled or began reversing for some groups, including Whites and Blacks.

Effects of Detention and Deportation on Family Finances, Health, Well-Being

The detention or deportation of an individual can have major effects on families and communities.

More Workers Offered Same-Sex Spousal Health Benefits, But Lag Opposite-Sex Spouses

88% of workers with spousal health benefits have access to coverage for same-sex spouses

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity

We provide an overview of the broad factors that influence health and describe efforts to address them, including initiatives within Medicaid.

Disparities in Health and Health Care: Five Key Questions and Answers

  • What are health and health care disparities?
  • Why do these disparities matter?
  • What is the status of disparities today?
  • What are key initiatives to address disparities?
  • What is at stake looking forward?

Update on LGBT Health Coverage and Access to Care

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can experience worse health outcomes.

What are the Health Implications of Separating Families at the Border?

  • Exposes children to trauma and stress
  • Can lead to negative effects on development and physical and mental health
  • Health consequences can be lifelong


Nearly 20 Million Children Live in Immigrant Families that Could Be Affected by Evolving Immigration Policies

In 2016, nearly 20 million or one in four children had at least one immigrant parent, and nearly nine in ten (89% or 17.7 million) of these children were citizens.

Key Facts on Individuals Eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

This fact sheet examines key characteristics of young undocumented individuals eligible for DACA. It shows that most individuals eligible for DACA are healthy and have health coverage, reflecting that the large majority live in a family with at least one full-time worker.