Tag Archives: health disparities

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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Infographic: Women of color in the United States

TweetBrought to us by the Center for American Progress, this infographic examines the state of women of color in four key areas: the workplace wage gap, health, educational attainment, and political leadership — taken from an issue brief they just released. CAP reports: Women of color have made incredible strides in educational attainment and in [...]
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