The Build Back Better Act (BBB) address a number of longstanding inequities in health care and broader systemic injustices in health; provides new economic and social supports for low- and middle-income individuals and families; and helps fight climate change.
Pervasive and systemic inequities were exacerbated by the pandemic and exploitative economic practices. The Build Back Better Act provides a start to address and ameliorate these intersecting issues and build a more just society.
The National Health Law Program’s “Build Back Better” series focuses on the health-related provisions in the Act. Some of the issues the series will cover include the Medicaid coverage gap, Home and Community Based Services, maternal health, behavioral health, and drug pricing negotiations.
The Build Back Better series of blog posts and issue briefs will launch in the coming weeks. We encourage you to explore our back catalog of materials touching on issues of health care and race, access and health equity.
- February 8, 2022
States must ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have access to OTC products, including at-home Covid testsRead more
Over the last few days, millions of people have begun to receive four at-home Covid tests in the mail,…
- October 20, 2021Read more
What are the lives of Black, Latinx, and other people with low incomes in the Medicaid coverage gap worth…
- September 8, 2021
Seven Ways Proposed Improvements to Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Can Help Older Adults & People with DisabilitiesRead more
One critically important piece of Congress’s reconciliation package is the proposed investment in chronically underfunded Medicaid home and community-based…
Issue Briefs and Other Resources
- November 3, 2021Read more
The National Health Law Program joined dozens of organizations calling on Congress to include strong maternal health provisions in…
- September 8, 2021Read more
As the Senate and House move forward on landmark Medicaid legislation, the National Health Law Program urges Congressional leaders…
- August 26, 2021Read more
Madeline Morcelle, a staff attorney in the National Health Law Program’s Washington, DC office, presented at a congressional briefing…