Posts for Health Equity

The Takeaway: Why Trumpcare Collapsed and What Comes Next

After reflecting on last week’s collapse of the drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we can reach some good conclusions about what went down and draw some lessons for the future.

Savoring Victory, We Need to Continue to #ActOut to Protect LGBTQ Health

Last week's announcement that congress would not proceed with the GOP Repeal bill was a huge victory for LGBTQ individuals and their families, many of whom were at risk of losing health care coverage and critical consumer protections.

Moving Backward On Health Equity: Impacts Of The GOP Repeal Bill On Communities Of Color

Racial and ethnic health disparities persist in our nation and health care system. Compared to their white counterparts, people of color are more likely to be without health insurance. They often receive poor quality care and experience worse health outcomes....

Top 5 Reasons the House GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA is Bad for Children and Families

The GOP Health Care Repeal Bill will negatively impact millions, but low-income kids, working families and communities of color will be hit particularly hard.

Reflecting on Black History Month

As February comes to a close, we want to pause and recognize Black History Month.

Biting back – why it’s important to protect your oral health care

On January 30, 26-year-old Vadim Kondratyuk of California, a father to two small children, died from a dental infection that spread to his blood and his lungs. Tragically, Vadim is not alone. Each year, millions of people go without treatment...

States Face Immense Budget Impacts If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate in the United States declined to 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level on record.

What LGBT Seniors Stand to Lose in ACA Repeal

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults face many of the same health and aging challenges other older adults face, but more pronounced.

Uncertainty Around ACA Stirs Fear In Immigrant Communities

Following the election of Donald Trump, immigrant communities have grown increasingly anxious about their safety and well-being.