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Republican legislators' obsession with repealing the ACA proves they don’t deserve to call themselves public servants.

Racing against the September 30 deadline for budget reconciliation, Republican leadership has thrown all its energy into passing the mind-bogglingly bad Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. However, September 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year, is a significant date for other reasons that right now are being largely neglected by that same leadership. 1,327 more words

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The New Republican Healthcare Bill Doesn’t Only Repeal the ACA. It Also Blows Giant Holes in Medicaid.

Conservative Republicans in the Senate are going for broke in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act before September 30. The latest bill, drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, combines every bad idea that has appeared in a repeal bill to date and then some. 1,594 more words


Forty Percent of Uninsured People Still Don’t Know the Health Insurance Marketplace Exists. Cuts to Outreach Will Make Sure It Stays That Way.

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 72% cut to funding to support enrolling eligible individuals into coverage under the ACA. 1,300 more words


Quick Read: The ACA has narrowed the healthcare access gap for Black and Hispanic Americans.

Last week the Commonwealth Fund released a report looking at whether the Affordable Care Act had succeeded in reducing the healthcare disparities between Black and Hispanic populations and whites. 299 more words


Annual Report on Healthcare Quality and Disparities

In July, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) posted the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report on its website. Mandated by Congress, this annual report “provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general US population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups.”  Based on over 250 quality measures, the report covers a wide range of healthcare services and settings. 219 more words

Health Disparities

Welcome to My Healthcare Blog. We Need to Talk About Race.

Welcome to Stairway to Healthcare, a blog about achieving health equity through changes in healthcare policy. I conceived of this blog as a way to help myself, and hopefully others, to process the extraordinary amounts of information coming at us every day in the debate over healthcare reform. 1,039 more words

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Ending Radio Silence

I know I have been largely absent (or, actually, entirely absent) since my last post on April 20th about Bill O’Reilly but I am back because honestly, this shit is fucked. 1,044 more words

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