Posts for Health Equity

The Better Care Reconciliation Act Disproportionately Harms People of Color

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color. Community Catalyst is committed to exposing and dismantling policies, practices and attitudes that routinely...

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: What’s Lurking Beyond the Horizon of the CBO Score

By now, you’ve already seen the key takeaways from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate repeal bill. But what you might not know is that the CBO score hides the most devastating of the Senate bill’s effects.

The Takeaway: What's the Deal in the Senate?

Don't expect to see the bill in advance.

Protecting the Affordable Care Act this LGBTQ Pride Season

Another year means another LGBTQ Pride season, and another reason to celebrate significant gains in LGBTQ health thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

How Structural Racism Fuels the Response to the Opioid Crisis

Today’s overdose problem is not the first time our country has faced a devastating drug crisis.

When Health Policy Advocacy Doesn’t See Color, It Doesn’t See Me

his blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color.

Rolling Back Progress: Medicaid Cuts Would Deny Children of Color Access to Care

The AHCA, as passed by the House of Representatives and sent on to the Senate, would reverse the progress on children’s coverage that has been made through the ACA.

Trump Budget Attacks Low-Income Communities, State Budgets, Children

Despite his repeated promises on the campaign trail that he would not cut Medicaid, President Trump’s FY 2018 budget would slash the program’s budget nearly in half over the next decade. The budget assumes the $839 billion in Medicaid cuts...

A Step Backwards on Health Equity: Unpacking the Systemic Racism in the Final Rule on Market Stability

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the first in a blog series highlighting the impact of structural racism in our health system. Despite...