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Health Justice CT blog is our voice on critical issues related to racial and ethnic health disparities.  Whether we are discussing the latest headlines or a recent study, our goal is to ask the tough questions, find innovative solutions and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

Health Disparities Round-Up – November 21, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Huffington Post: From Birth Control to Culturally Competent Care, Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Health Care Barriers – “With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), essential preventive care is now … Read More

Food (desert) for thought

If you Google the phrase “Food Desert” you might find: a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain.  Now add key terms to your search such as: low-income, urban area, limited transportation and you can get a better picture of the people that food deserts impact … Read More

Another Unsuccessful Spin for the Democrats: Implications of the Midterm Elections for the ACA

The results of the midterm elections show that the Democrats have once again allowed the Republicans to control the narrative on the health of the nation. They further squandered an opportunity to counter the false rhetoric that the country has been on the wrong path under Democratic control. The Republicans … Read More

Cliff Notes Edition: Healthcare Enrollment in Connecticut

As health insurance exchanges gear-up to re-open on Saturday, November 15th for the ACA’s second year of enrollment, Connecticut is hoping to enroll about 35,000 uninsured residents — a quarter of the number of people they estimate are uninsured. But there is a problem. According to a national poll released last month by Kaiser Family Foundation, “… the uninsured – are not yet tuned in.” Read More