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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

HIV Home Testing Kits

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first HIV home test kits. Some controversy has stirred around the cost of the test and testing sexual partners at home.  It is argued that the cost of the home test is more than [...]

December 26, 2012 // 0 Comments