Posts for Health Equity

The CARES Act is Replenished. Now Let’s Develop a Package that Fully Meets the Moment

Late Tuesday afternoon, Congress reached agreement to replenish funds in the CARES Act to the tune of a $484 billion package. The major pieces of the deal include $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that provides forgivable loans...

Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic, Many Immigrants Are Excluded From Federal Relief Efforts

Despite their significant contributions, many immigrant workers and their families won’t benefit from the COVID-19 relief packages Congress passed and the president signed into law in March.

We Can’t Shut Our Eyes – Black People Are Being Infected and Dying From the Coronavirus at Alarming Rates

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rattled our nation in great proportions. Early data shows that Black Americans face alarming rates of infection and death in states throughout the country.

Coronavirus-Related Xenophobia Against People of Asian Heritage Must Stop

All my life, I have been fortunate enough to never feel the need to question or fear how my identity is perceived by others. As a proud daughter of Asian immigrants, I have always worn my Japanese heritage on my sleeve.

Progress on Health Coverage Disparities Stalls, Demanding a Data Refresh and Targeted Strategies

In a recent report, the Commonwealth Institute reviews the change in health coverage and access across Black, Hispanic, and white populations since the implementation of the ACA.

Does the Trump Public Charge Rule Apply To You? Empower Yourself and Others with the Facts

By now many immigrants, like me, have heard of the public charge rule — a wealth test on immigrant families who are seeking a healthy, productive and stable future in the U.S. Here's what you need to know.

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Would Disproportionately Harm LGBTQ+ People and People Living with HIV

Repeal of the ACA could have devastating consequences for the many LGBTQ+ people and PLWH who only have access to life-saving health care through the ACA.

Landmark Maternal Health Bills Pass E&C Committee

The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives took a major step forward in addressing our nation’s maternal health crisis by passing two landmark bipartisan bills last week.

New Data Show ACA Is Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Coverage

Since the passage of the ACA over 20 million people have gained access to health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. A recent issue brief from...
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