Posts for Health Equity

Puerto Rico and the Territories Face Medicaid Cliff: Congress Must Act

Earlier this month, the US House Energy and Commerce committee held hearings inviting one government representative overseeing the administration of Medicaid from each territory to testify their respective needs for long-term program funding.

The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its Attack On People With Pre-existing Conditions

The Trump administration is flexing its administrative and judicial muscles to limit access to health coverage and deny people with pre-existing conditions access to care.

Senate Takes Bipartisan Step to Address Health Care Costs and Equity

Last week, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing on a bipartisan cost containment package, dubbed the Alexander-Murray bill.

Congress Can Make Health Care Better While Building the Path to Universal Coverage

Tomorrow, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Pathways to Universal Coverage.” We applaud House leaders for encouraging serious discussion about the road to universal health coverage. Beyond that, we hope this is the beginning, rather...

New Levers to Improve the Health of Students

Schools across the United States are recognizing the need to support young people struggling with mental illness and substance misuse.

Proposal to Change Official Poverty Measure Endangers Health and Well-Being of Millions of Low-Income Americans

On May 7, the Trump administration launched yet another attack on low-income individuals. In a notice on the Federal Register, the administration proposed a change to the Census Bureau’s Official Poverty Measure (OPM) calculation that will effectively block millions of...

Eldercare Voices: Marking Older Americans Month: A Conversation With Byllye Avery on the Health Challenges Older Black Women Face

May is Older Americans Month, a perfect time to better understand some of the health-related challenges facing older Black women in the United States.

May Brings Stormy Weather

The old adage “April showers brings May flowers” does not seem to hold true this spring as we witness a pickup in stormy weather emanating from Washington.

What Is At Stake For Vietnamese Communities If The Affordable Care Act Is Struck Down?

After the war, my family and I joined over a million other Vietnamese immigrants who made the journey to reside in the U.S. and try the best we could to make it our second home.
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