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Unexpected Benefits from the ACA Medicaid Expansion

From The big way Obamacare helps the poor isn’t really about their health by Max Ehrenfreund on the Washington Post Wonkblog:

President Obama’s health-care reform law made government health insurance available to more people living in poverty or near poverty by expanding Medicaid. 351 more words

Access To Care

Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

From the article by Mary E. Kennelly, on Health.gov:

When most people go to the doctor’s office, they don’t expect to leave with a referral to see a lawyer. 258 more words

Health Disparities

ACA Medicaid Expansion and Providers Serving the Homeless Population

In mid-March, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation published an issue brief exploring the impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on providers serving the homeless population. 174 more words

Health Disparities

House poor: Canadians who earn the least pay the most for a home

April 18, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

Jaimi Zammit left North Vancouver to escape unreachable rents but they followed her — north along the Sea-to-Sky highway to Squamish, where she and her family found themselves renting a $2,000-a-month house on an income of $2,000 a month. 1,538 more words

Global News

The Privilege of a Broken Ankle

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I already wrote about my broken ankle, which of course happened at an inconvenient time. As if there would be a convenient time. 603 more words

Antony Sheehan

On Student Centered Learning and Sex Ed

Let’s talk about sex. Of the 39.5 million people living with HIV globally, 63% of those people are in Sub-Saharan Africa.(1) Of the eight United Nations Millennium Declarations, three concern sexual education: supporting maternal health, promoting gender equality and empowering women, and combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS.(2) Despite the great leaps made in access to ARVs and maternal health technology, improvement in these areas has been slow. 776 more words

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Every child in America should have the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively to the best of his or her ability.  141 more words

Social Determinants Of Health