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    Affordable Care Act Success Could make Existing Healthcare Problems Wo...

    When there’s not enough of something to go around, who loses out? The rich and powerful? Doubtful. Vulnerable populations are least able to command scarce resources. When there’s not enough healthcare to go around, people with money or power get...

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    From All-Payer to Single-Payer?

    With the bungled roll-out of the Federal Healthcare Exchange, HealthCare.gov, attention has moved to examples of state-level success at enrolling uninsured individuals in health care plans. In this respect, Connecticut stands out as a leader: since...

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    Transforming Social Media Equity into Health Equity

    This guest post is written by Linda Barry, MD Lack of access to care is recognized as significantly contributing to health disparities. So enrolling people in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems like an easy and straightforward place to start.  But...

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    Twitter Townhall #enrollCT

    Over 150,000 people have enrolled for healthcare under the state’s healthcare exchange- Access Health CT and we want to make sure everyone, particularly people of color enroll for healthcare coverage by the March 31st deadline. With less...

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    Unleashing Social Entrepreneurship to address public health issues

    This guest post is written by Supriyo “SB” Chatterjee  “SB” testifying on February 27, 2014 in support of SB 23. Photo courtesy of reSET Social Enterprise Trust There is a growing body of research that points to the impact that...

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Health Disparities Round-Up – April 18, 2014

New Haven Register: In New Haven, ‘Afro-Vegan’ cookbook author hails gardening as activism – “Sometimes a cookbook makes a great manifesto. In a pair of local appearances this week, for example, “Afro-Vegan” chef Bryant Terry stormed the barricades of food inequality with an armful of recipes and a dash of … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 11, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week WNPR News: For Connecticut’s DPH, a Big-Picture Snapshot of State Health – “A new report called “Healthy Connecticut 2020,” from the state Department of Public Health, outlines some of … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 4, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CT mirror: At Obamacare deadline, rush to enroll, questions about what’s next – “Demand was high in the final days of the first open enrollment period under the federal … Read More

Affordable Care Act Success Could make Existing Healthcare Problems Worse

When there’s not enough of something to go around, who loses out? The rich and powerful? Doubtful. Vulnerable populations are least able to command scarce resources. When there’s not enough healthcare to go around, people with money or power get first choice. The leftovers go to those without either. For … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – March 28, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The CT Mirror: CT’s Latinos face hurdles in enrolling in Obamacare – “Washington – No group of people in Connecticut is more likely to be uninsured than the state’s … Read More