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Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

by Imara Jones on April 2 2014, 7:00AM

With its potential to increase wellness and decrease illness among Americans on the economic margins, the long-term effects of the Affordable Care Act could be a big deal for the economic well-being of America’s working poor.

Topics: Economic Justice, Health, Obamacare

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare's Racial Justice Impact

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare’s Racial Justice Impact

by Kai Wright on March 31 2014, 10:12AM

There are at least three crucial, unanswered questions as the first enrollment period ends.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

What We've Learned From Obamacare

What We’ve Learned From Obamacare

by Kai Wright on March 26 2014, 7:00AM

The grand experiment of making a market-driven system accessible to the working poor is off to a bad start.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

What Obamacare's Onset Means for Racial Justice

What Obamacare’s Onset Means for Racial Justice

by Imara Jones on September 18 2013, 8:27AM

The law’s historic expansion of healthcare will begin on Oct. 1, but the working poor in half the nation will be left out.

Topics: Economic Justice, Health, Obamacare

Birth Control Without Co-Pays and 4 Reasons to Care About Health Reform

Birth Control Without Co-Pays and 4 Reasons to Care About Health Reform

by Akiba Solomon on July 22 2011, 12:59PM

A new report recommends that the feds force insurance companies to fully cover birth control pills, STD screenings and other women’s health musts under health reform. It’s up to us to make them listen.

Topics: Gender, Health

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

by Yvonne Yen Liu on June 10 2011, 9:49AM

The state’s historic new universal health care system will cover the undocumented workers who toil in dangerous isolation to keep Vermont’s farms in business.

Topics: Health, Immigration

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform's Strongest Backers

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform’s Strongest Backers

by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM

They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.

Topics: Health, Politics

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

by Julie Appleby on March 22 2011, 9:51AM

The likely GOP presidential candidate says Medicaid recipients drive BMWs in Mississippi.

Topics: Health

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

by Michelle Chen on January 28 2011, 10:07AM

Obama’s strategy is to fight HIV comprehensively, but some say that’s camouflage for neglect.

Topics: Global Justice, HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

The GOP's Biggest Health Care Victory? No Race in the Debate

The GOP’s Biggest Health Care Victory? No Race in the Debate

by Jamilah King on January 20 2011, 2:28PM

Even after last night’s vote to repeal health care reform, both sides are ignoring health care’s most salient issue.

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GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on January 7 2011, 4:35PM

Republicans are attacking a bill that could take us one step closer to health equity.

Topics: Health, Politics

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

by on September 23 2010, 2:47PM

Advocates worry that millions of society’s most vulnerable still left out in the cold.

Topics: Health

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 3:14PM

Maybe with another few hundred thousand newly uninsured people next year, Washington will finally figure out that ignoring the pain won’t make it go away.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Clock Ticks on Stopping Abortion Ban in Insurance Pools

Clock Ticks on Stopping Abortion Ban in Insurance Pools

by Michelle Chen on September 10 2010, 10:50AM

The administration is poised to impose an unprecedented abortion restriction on some of the sickest uninsured women in the country.

Topics: Obama Abortion Ban, On Gender

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

by Michelle Chen on September 7 2010, 9:30AM

Slowly but steadily, state lawmakers have worked to limit women’s reproductive freedom in the past legislative session.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

Insured or Not, Women and Children's Health Shortchanged

Insured or Not, Women and Children’s Health Shortchanged

by Michelle Chen on September 3 2010, 9:10AM

The escalation of insurance costs is old news by now, but in light of the recession, the pattern doesn’t augur well for a half-baked reform plan.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

by Michelle Chen on August 13 2010, 9:45AM

It’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, and bloggers are sounding off about self-determination and controlling their own reproductive destinies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

White House Bans Abortion Coverage in New High-Risk Pools

White House Bans Abortion Coverage in New High-Risk Pools

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 8:00AM

And women of color are most likely to pay the price. Reproductive justice advocates are asking people to write the administration and demand better.

Topics: Obama Abortion Ban, On Gender

The Insurance Industry's Stealth Attack on Health Reform

The Insurance Industry’s Stealth Attack on Health Reform

by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 16 2010, 11:08AM

Why you should care about “Medical Loss Ratio.” No, really.

Topics: Health

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