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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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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Where’s the Data?

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In the wake of health care reform, one of the key health equity issues that needs to be fully addressed is the collection and reporting of data on demographic variables for electronic health records (EHR), particularly for racial and ethnic minority groups. This is a critical issue because without comprehensive data, we are unable to […]

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