Republican Governor Rick Scott announced his support of Medicaid expansion this Wednesday. This was surprising due to his avid disagreement with the Affordable Care Act prior to last year’s Supreme Court ruling that upholds the law.
Over the past several years, suicide rates among our veterans have increased significantly, to nearly 18 each day. Many of these cases are the result of the inability of our nation’s veterans to access the care they need, when they need it.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that is bound to go down in the history books as monumental. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of endless debate, commentary, political jockeying and legal analysis, yesterday we learned a simple lesson: real people can win.
Arif, a young nurse working in a remote Moroccan village, is saving lives with education, a pit latrine, and a group of curious, engaged students. Meeting Arif and seeing his program in action inspired me to think about the power of simple solutions, the things we take for granted in the United States, and the potential of young people to change the world.
Hospital emergency rooms are often the "health safety net" for many communities. Denise Brooks-Williams of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the role of local health service providers and the need for health equity.
As the associate director of the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Marianne Chung oversees the operations of ten departments and programs to deliver culturally and linguistically competent and comprehensive health and social services for the Asian American community in Georgia.
Obesity causes more than 15 percent of this country’s preventable deaths—more than alcohol, toxins, care accidents, gun-related deaths, drug abuse and STDs combined— and it causes a huge financial strain on the health care system.
Liz Fowler, Special Assistant to the President for health care and economic policy, discusses why the U.S. needed health care reform.
Leticia Miranda is the associate director of the Economic and Employment Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The Economic and Employment Policy Project provides NCLR’s perspective on employment, energy, retirement, and poverty policy at the federal level.
For eleven years I pleaded with my elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but after 55 years of loving each other he adamantly insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired to help him soon sighed in exasperation, "Jacqueline, I just can't work with your father–his temper is impossible to handle. I don't think he’ll accept help until he's on his knees himself."