Health Justice CT

Health Justice CT Blog

Health Disparities Roundup – November 1, 2013

iStock_000004032255Small_fsJust in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week.

US News: Why you should care about the Farm Bill – “The House and Senate will meet this week to work out the differences in their respective farm bills, an encouraging step at a time when gridlock is the norm. Despite the name, the farm bill affects far more than the small population of Americans who work as farmers or ranchers.” >> Read More

Black Voices News: Millions Fall into Health Care Coverage Gap – “Green is one of 48 million Americans currently living without insurance in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. Of those, 7 million are non-elderly African Americans. Green’s age qualifies him for Medicare, though he doesn’t have it yet—if he opts in next year, he expects to pay a $150 annual deductible, plus incidental charges.”  >> Read More

New Haven Independent: Health in The Picture on Stetson’s Wall – “Community leaders, neighbors, public officials and state health care executives came out to the library Saturday morning for a celebratory unveiling of the mural. The event served as well to highlight expanded access to medical care created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Community outreach representatives distributed information about obtaining coverage under Connecticut’s new insurance exchange, Access Health.”  – >> Read More

CT Mirror: Journalist Brill: Health care prices are too high – “Journalist Steven Brill spent months researching the nation’s health care system for his widely read Time magazine article, Bitter pill: Why medical bills are killing us. His primary diagnosis: “All the prices are too high.” >> Read More

Hartford Courant: Crowd Hears Defense of Obamacare – “About 800 people attended the discussion on the Affordable Care Act at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. It was sponsored by the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute and the St. Francis Center for Health Equity. All the panelists were in favor of the Affordable Care Act.” >> Read More

CBS News: Amid Obamacare controversies, States keep up Medicaid debate – “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” Kasich recently told the New York Times, explaining his willingness to expand Medicaid and adopt other improvements to the social safety net. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.” >> Read More

Image Credit: iStock Photos

About Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez is a Program Director at the Society for New Communications Research and has worked 7+ years in the digital communications field. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: Imagine group, where she where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.

This entry was posted in Health News Round-Up and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.