Tag Archives: health disparities

Chart of the Day: Life expectancy for poor US women is declining

Tweet According to a new analysis from the Brookings Institute, the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor in the US is growing, especially among women. Comparing life expectancy at age 55 between folks born in 1920 vs. 1940 found that men, overall, have gained an additional five years — with the richest men gaining [...]
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Black Americans and single mothers disproportionately affected by states refusing to expand Medicaid

TweetA New York Times analysis has found that the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care reform legislation, will leave out two thirds of poor black folks and single mothers, and more than half of uninsured low-wage workers: Because they live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast [...]
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Why are poor, white women dying younger than they used to?

TweetWhite women who don’t graduate from high school have seen their life expectancy decline by five years over the past 18 years. As Monica Potts explores in a fascinating long-read at The American Prospect, that’s a big effing deal. There are lots of racial, educational, and economic disparities when it comes life expectancy in this country (this biggest gap [...]
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Are mainstream breast cancer awareness initiatives hurting more than they’re helping?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to [...]
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Infographic: Health disparities faced by the transgender community

TweetToday is International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which calls on us to honor the memory of those “those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.” Violence against trans and other gender non-conforming people persists in many forms, including unacceptable health disparities resulting from discrimination and poor care. This infographic from Fenway Health (via [...]
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