Posts for Health Equity

Handle with Care: Back to School Amidst Charlottesville

For many families across the country, August is the month of “back to school.” For us in the health advocacy world, it is commonly the month that we focus on health care program enrollment.

‘Just Say No’ To Sessions’ Attempt to Revamp the Failed War on Drugs

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is revamping policies to escalate the war on drugs, compromising recent progress made by advocates and policy makers to address addiction as a health issue instead of a moral failing or criminal matter.

What's Next? Advocates Now Turn to CHIP Refunding

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) celebrated its 20th birthday. Enacted with bipartisan support, CHIP provides coverage to children and pregnant women whose families have incomes above Medicaid eligibility.

Preventable Diseases Show The Impact Of Racial Disparities

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 produce cumulative...

Structural Racism and Maternal and Child Health

Now is the time when we have to eliminate the racist narrative of the “welfare queen.”

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).