Government announces plan to reduce health disparities (Associated Press) — From cradle to grave, minority populations in the United States tend to suffer poorer health and get poorer healthcare than white Americans. In a first-of-its-kind report, the government is recommending steps to reduce those disparities. The plan runs the gamut from improving dental care for low income children to taping promotoras, savvy community health workers who can help guide their Spanish-speaking neighbors in seeking treatment.
Malloy, Legislative Leaders Still Far Apart On SustiNet Health Reform (The Hartford Courant) — The proposed legislation would oversee $7 billion in state-funded health plans for public employees, Medicaid and Husky beneficiaries, and the uninsured and small-business employees who participate in the plan.
State Would Lose $23B in Medicaid, Tax Credit Funding Under GOP Plan (The Harford Courant) — Federal budget discussions last week could cause Connecticut to lose 23 Billion Dollars, include cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs.
The Root: The Shaky Future of Health Care for Blacks (NPR News) — This law also supports efforts to diversify the health workforce. African Americans are severely underrepresented, making up only 5.6 percent of all physicians
Healthcare: Health Reform to Benefit LGBT Community (Bay Area Report) — LGBT Americans have much to gain with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.