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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

Majority of Front-Line Fast-Food Workers Need Public Assistance

Majority of Front-Line Fast-Food Workers Need Public Assistance

by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 3:05PM

A new study shows 52 percent of front-line fast-food employees need public assistance to make ends meet.

Topics: /NOW

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

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2013, 12:01PM

The Navajo Nation is on its way to becoming the first tribe to manage its own federally funded medicaid program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

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

Of Mice and Medicine: How Investing in Medicaid will Create Jobs

Of Mice and Medicine: How Investing in Medicaid will Create Jobs

by Yvonne Yen Liu on September 13 2011, 8:50AM

A new report by the Commonwealth Fund highlights the dangers lawmakers face when they approach health care policy without the bigger picture in mind.

Topics: Health

Medicare and Medicaid Are Not Safe From the Debt Deal Cuts

Medicare and Medicaid Are Not Safe From the Debt Deal Cuts

by Amara Nwosu on August 5 2011, 10:46AM

Both programs are enormously important to health coverage for people of color.

Topics: Health

James O'Keefe's Latest Target: Medicaid, and Your Social Safety Net

James O’Keefe’s Latest Target: Medicaid, and Your Social Safety Net

by Jamilah King on July 20 2011, 2:21PM

Estimates show that one in every six people in America receive some form of government assistance. Conservatives like O’Keefe still want to shame them.

Topics: Politics

Who's Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

Who’s Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

by Shani O. Hilton on July 13 2011, 10:39AM

As the GOP pushes Medicare and Medicaid cuts, advocates urge Congress to make the programs work for three million home-care givers making poverty-wages—and the ballooning number of people who depend upon them.

Topics: Economy, Health

Haley Barbour's Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

Haley Barbour’s Increasingly Toxic Pre-Campaign for President

by Kai Wright on April 21 2011, 11:15AM

The Mississippi governor will be among the most serious 2012 GOP contenders, and that’s troubling.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, 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

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

In the Wake of Health Reform, Abortion Under Attack

by Michelle Chen on June 4 2010, 10:00AM

When health care reform finally limped past the finish line on Capitol Hill, the compromises littering the final bill left many activists disillusioned, but some hoped that action on the state level could keep the progressive reform movement moving…

Topics: Health, Politics

Marshall Islanders: Health Care Reform Survivors?

by Michelle Chen on January 6 2010, 11:51PM

By now, anyone who’s been following the health care battle in Congress knows that the gulf between aspiration and reality has become a chasm, and even the marginally progressive elements, like a broad public health program, may be scrubbed…

Topics: Health, Immigration

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