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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


Why Medicaid Is The Platform Best Suited For Addressing Both Health Care And Social Needs

The following excerpt comes from the article by Katharine Witgert published September 7, 2017 on the Health Affairs Blog.

...The Medicaid program provides a plausible platform upon which to build a health infrastructure that incorporates the social determinants of health. 514 more words

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care: Has the Affordable Care Act Made a Difference?

The following excerpt comes from the Issue Brief written by Susan L. Hayes, Pamela Riley, David Radley, and Douglas McCarthy.  It was originally posted to the… 491 more words

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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


The Interplay of Community Trauma, Diet, and Physical Activity

The following excerpt comes from the Discussion Paper by Howard Pinderhughes* posted August 7. 2017 on the National Academy of Medicine website.

Diet- and activity-related illnesses—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and type 2 diabetes—can shorten life spans and adversely impact quality of life. 574 more words

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Forgotten Heroes: Remembering Dr. Alvin Blount, Who Helped Integrate America’s Hospitals


Mortar rounds shook the bunker. The 8225th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) was crammed with casualties—civilians, Americans, and KATUSAs (Korean Augmentation to US Army). The four surgical tables under the direction of its acting chief surgeon,  1,736 more words

Useful Resource: “Health Equity Change Makers” Toolkit

The Office of Minority Health’s web port “Health Equity Change Makers” using stories to highlight the impact of health disparities and ways in which individuals and groups can make changes. 205 more words

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