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ACA Repeal Would Harm Women of Color the Most

by Heidi Williamson / August 21, 2017

Women of color have benefited immensely from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through the ACA, coverage for women of color grew at more than twice the rate of women overall between 2013 and 2015. Of particular importance is the ACA’s role in addressing women of color’s reproductive health needs, both through its requirement for insurers […]

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Deadline Extended for Insurers

by ALISON KODJAK / August 21, 2017

The Trump administration is giving insurance companies an extra three weeks to decide whether to offer insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act markets, and how much to charge. The extension comes as insurance companies wait for President Trump to decide whether he will continue to make payments to insurance companies that are called for […]

Current News Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Lax Rules

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Lax Rules

by Monica Amarelo / August 21, 2017

Earthjustice — on behalf of the Environmental Working Group and organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists — has brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals […]

Disease Kills Hundreds of N.M. Residents Current News

Disease Kills Hundreds of N.M. Residents

by David Carl / August 14, 2017

Cerebral cavernous malformation is a genetic disease where blood cells clump together, weakening their walls and causing them to leak blood. When that happens in the brain, it leads to headaches, seizures and potentially death. The vast majority of the people who have the disease still live in the Land of Enchantment. Read More

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Some Texas Community Colleges to Offer Bachelor’s for Nursing, Teaching

by The Associated Press / August 9, 2017

DALLAS — Some Texas community colleges are expanding their curriculums to offer bachelor’s degrees and help meet the increased need for nurses and teachers. The 2017 Legislature approved letting community colleges offer bachelor’s degrees in high-need areas like applied sciences, applied technology and nursing, The Dallas Morning News reports. Until now, few Texas community colleges […]

Poll: Americans Want Bipartisan Healthcare Current News

Poll: Americans Want Bipartisan Healthcare

by ROBERT SHEEN / August 16, 2017

Now that the great Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace debate has seemingly ended in Congress, we’ve seen movement by members of Congress towards a bipartisan approach to healthcare reform, starting with discussions on how to improve the current law. The new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for August from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows […]


Not Such Good News

by Valley News

We recently used this space to praise Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, which received an award for delivering outstanding patient services. The national Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award was no big surprise for local residents — Valley Cottage Hospital is known for its top-quality patient services — but the Press Ganey honor puts the […]

Medicare for All

by George Skelton

Dreaming of a state-run single-payer healthcare system? Wake up and enter the real world. Want universal healthcare for all Americans? Medicare for all is the solution. Not this year or next, but possibly in the future — when Democrats recapture the presidency and Congress. That’s the clear-eyed, pragmatic fight to engage in, and one advocated […]