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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.

Reforming health care: what are the next steps

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the rate of those uninsured continues to drop. According to a new study from Gallup, nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance. The poll tracked several demographics groups which showed significant decline percentage of being uninsured, including: African-Americans: The uninsured rate … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 17, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. CTPost.com: Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance – “WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now … Read More

The Curious Case of Ted Cruz and the ACA

On Monday, March 23, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex, became the first GOP candidate to announce his intention to run for President in 2016. An vigorous opponent of the Affordable Care Act, which celebrates its fifth birthday in March, Sen. Cruz vowed to appeal “every single word of Obamacare,” proclaiming … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – April 10, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Connecticut Health I-Team: More Dentists Now Treating Low-Income Patients, But Coverage Gaps Persist – “Thousands of low-income adults and children have gained access to dental services in recent years … Read More