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Medical Debt: An Unequal Burden

Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical debt was a primary cause of bankruptcy. Debt resulting from medical expenses is a significant problem, as most people are ill-prepared for the financial shock resulting from a sudden illness. Payday [...]

January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

The ACA Coverage Gap & Health Disparities

Lack of access to health insurance has long been recognized as a critical barrier to health care and a key driver of health and health care disparities. While the Affordable Care Act was envisioned as a comprehensive solution to the challenge of uninsurance among impoverished and low-income populations in the United States, variable state-level participation in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, in the wake of the June 2012 Supreme Court decision, has created the unanticipated reality of a continued insurance gap for many of the most vulnerable.

November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Disaster Relief & Mental Health

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or [...]

January 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

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