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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: Economy, 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

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

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

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama's Navigators?

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama’s Navigators?

by Brentin Mock on January 14 2014, 10:00AM

Obamacare includes a program that employs people to help connect hard-to-reach, uninsured citizens to healthcare resources. What’s wrong with that?

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 11:05AM

Is anyone tracking how many people of color signed up for Obamacare?

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM

While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

by Brentin Mock on November 13 2013, 3:45PM

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announces how many people have enrolled in the troubled program.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

by Brentin Mock on October 21 2013, 1:47PM

President Obama is aware of the struggles people are having with the website for the new affordable healthcare law.

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

by Brentin Mock on October 14 2013, 10:53AM

A small faction of hard-line rightwingers want Obama to put a Muslim holy book down and evacuate D.C.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Obamacare, Shutdown

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:40PM

If you tried to shop online today during the rollout of Obamacare’s website, you may have had problems. Here’s why.

Topics: Economy, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics, Shutdown

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

Got Questions About Obamacare? Watch This Video

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 1:09PM

Thanks, Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

What Obamacare Means For You

What Obamacare Means For You

by Imara Jones on October 1 2013, 7:00AM

Are you one of the millions of people eligible for financial help to get healthcare coverage?

Topics: /NOW, 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: Economy, Health, Obamacare

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate’s Path to Citizenship

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2013, 11:57AM

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population—that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Topics: Health, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW, Obamacare

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

by Akiba Solomon on July 3 2012, 10:45AM

By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.

Topics: Gender, Health, Obamacare

How the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

How the Supreme Court’s ‘Obamacare’ Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM

Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare