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 […]
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore – October 5, 2013 Featuring: Susan Kudla Finn, CEO, National Capital Area Alzheimer’s Association Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
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
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 […]
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 […]
While the debates continue as to whether or not the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be implemented, a key component of health reform that is often overlooked includes health equity and the elimination of disparities in health status and healthcare among vulnerable populations.
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, […]
The second session of the 112th Congress begins at a critical moment in our nation’s history. Nearly two straight years of private-sector job growth is encouraging news, but we still have a great deal of work to do.
Eventcast: Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio on the Importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for Communities of Color
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”.