Why Medicaid Matters for People of Color

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Medicaid is the country’s single largest source of health care coverage, with 73 million enrollees. In 2015, almost 60% of Medicaid enrollees were people of color. It narrows the health disparities gap by providing people of color with access to health care, specifically preventative care, which prevents treatable diseases from metastasizing into chronic conditions. Due […]

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Organizing, Legislating & Making Our Voices Heard

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Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore – June 2, 2013 “Arguments We Should Be Having, Money We Should Be Spending & How We Get There: Organizing, Legislating & Making Our Voices Heard” Featuring: Joel Segal Melissa Byrne – Activist and Political Consultant Zaid Jilani – Investigative Blogger at Progressive Change Campaign

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The State of Medicare

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Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore, May 12, 2013 Special Guest Host: Alex Lawson of We Act Radio Featuring: Stacy Sanders, Medicare Rights Center Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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African Americans Chained by President Obama’s CPI Proposal

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During the last election cycle Al Sharpton famously said, “It’s not about Obama, it’s about your momma.” He was making a compelling argument that the public needed to be concerned about Mitt Romney’s draconian Social Security and Medicare proposals. Now that the Obama Administration has released its 2014 budget that includes cuts to both Social […]

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Selling Out America’s Youth: An Open Letter to Alan Simpson

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Dear former Senator Alan Simpson, I’ve seen you on television chatting up your debt reduction proposal with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show and Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation. And while you come across as a likable guy, your claim to be working on behalf of the next […]

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Officials Forum: Ryan Plan Reverses Important Health Care Reforms

Two years ago, we took the steps to ensure that Americans are now being protected from unfair insurance practices, are benefiting from free preventive care, and are seeing prescription drug savings and stronger Medicare benefits. Though we must continue work to reform our health care system to provide higher quality care at a better price, […]

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Eventcast: Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio on the Importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for Communities of Color

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Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity at FamiliesUSA, on the importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for communities of color at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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