Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling Will Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Care Coverage

The Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell decision is a victory for the millions of Americans who need financial assistance to afford health insurance coverage. As a result of the 6–3 ruling, nearly 6.4 million Americans who receive subsidies to purchase health care plans through healthcare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance marketplace (or […]

White House Panel Remarks: Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access

[Read this article on Huffington Post] The ability to access quality health care services for the majority of the black population has been largely due to federal government policies and initiatives designed to address long-standing, systemic barriers to medical care for African Americans. As part of the White House’s Black History Month panel co-hosted by […]

Unequal Treatment? Race, Ebola and the Tragic Death of Thomas Eric Duncan

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Why was Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national infected with Ebola, sent home when he first sought treatment at a Dallas hospital? The question is an unsettling one, not only because the failure to follow proper protocols may have cost him his life and placed others at risk of contracting the disease. It’s also unsettling […]

New Publication: Inclusion and Exclusion of Latinos in the Affordable Care Act

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The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy has published my analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential for improving access to care for the Latino population in its Spring 2014 issue. The article, Inclusion and Exclusion of Latinos in the Affordable Care Act: Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Health Equity, examines outreach strategies and […]

Just the Facts: How the Affordable Care Act Helps Women

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With the biggest legal battle over the President’s health care law settled, its time to end the political wrangling and start educating the American people about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Many who oppose the law are unclear about what’s in it. The law provides real, tangible benefits for everyone, but women stand […]

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