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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% while the number of EDs decreased by 6%. This has led [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Insuring Our Nations Veterans

Photo courtesy the City of North Charleston, SC (Creative Commons / Flickr) Myth: All United States military veterans receive health insurance. Fact: More than 1.5 million U.S. veterans were uninsured in 2010. A recent article in the American [...]

April 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

LGBT Insurance Disparities

Image: May Young (Flickr / Creative Commons) Legal marriage for same-sex (SS) adults is currently recognized by 16 states and the District of Columbia. An additional 3 states grant civil unions, but the remaining states have banned SS marriage [...]

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cultivating Latino Policymakers to Ensure Health Care for All

With over 53 million in the United States, and more than 50,000 gaining the right to vote each month, Latinos are becoming increasingly influential in the American political sphere. Democrats’ promises of reform in areas ranging from immigration [...]

January 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

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