Affordable health care is essential for physical and mental health, financial security and employment success. However, low-income workers rarely have access to health insurance through their jobs and cannot afford to buy insurance without help. That’s why Medicaid is critical. It provides low-income people comprehensive health coverage that prevents illness, promotes children’s development, and supports employment. CLASP works to protect and build on historic gains in insurance coverage made through the Affordable Care Act—fighting back against federal efforts to repeal and block grant Medicaid and pressing states to expand their programs. We also address challenges central to the wellbeing of low-income individuals and families like accessing maternal depression treatment and young adult behavioral health.
Health and Mental Health
New from CLASP
September 15, 2021 | Press Release | Children, Youth & Families
September 9, 2021 | Press Release | Child Care and Early Education
August 24, 2021 | Press Release | Federal Spending Priorities
August 5, 2021 | News Clip | Education, Labor & Worker Justice