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  • 02.01.18

    Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    The announcement by the CEO's from JP Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire-Hathaway that they are forming a new healthcare company signals the symbolic end of the ACA-reform era....

    The announcement by the CEO’s from JP Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire-Hathaway that they are forming a new healthcare company signals the symbolic end of the ACA-reform era.

  • 10.19.17

    Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act.

    By repealing DACA - Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals - Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America....

    By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America.

  • 09.06.17

    DACA Explained

    This Vox video gives an overview of DACA: Its history, who is eligible for DACA, and the protections that those individuals receive when they become DACA recipients. It also describes the events that led to the Trump Administration revoking the program in September of 2017. The video ends with a few statistics de...

    This Vox video gives an overview of DACA: Its history, who is eligible for DACA, and the protections that those individuals receive when they become DACA recipients.

    It also describes the events that led to the Trump Administration revoking the program in September of 2017.

    The video ends with a few statistics describing how DACA has changed the lives of those involved in the program:

    • 69% got a job with better pay

    • 61% opened their first bank account

    • 65% bought their first car

    • 65% pursued educational opportunities they previously couldn't

    "When those protections expire over the next weeks, months or years, they will be back where they started before 2012: unable to work legally and constantly at risk for deportation." 

    Tags: Immigration, DACA
  • 09.05.17

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Discusses DACA with Maui Recipients, Examines Eroding Maui Infrastructure

    Immigration reform has been one of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's top priorities throughout her time in Congress. On Friday, she held a roundtable discussion with Maui recipients of DACA to discuss upcoming changes to the program....

    Immigration reform has been one of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s top priorities throughout her time in Congress. On Friday, she held a roundtable discussion with Maui recipients of DACA to discuss upcoming changes to the program. 

  • 06.28.17

    Medicare for All

    In this video, Robert Reich explains why healthcare is a right that should be guaranteed for all Americans and why moving towards a Medicare for all system would deliver better healthcare at a lower cost....

    In this video, Robert Reich explains why healthcare is a right that should be guaranteed for all Americans and why moving towards a Medicare for all system would deliver better healthcare at a lower cost. 

  • 06.27.17

    Jeffrey Sachs: Americans can save $1 trillion and get better healthcare

    In this article, Jeffrey Sachs, university professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia, discusses the big business of American healthcare and lays out a 10-point plan for achieving a feasible, fair and reasonable healthcare system that limits the monopoly power of the health care se...

    In this article, Jeffrey Sachs, university professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia, discusses the big business of American healthcare and lays out a 10-point plan for achieving a feasible, fair and reasonable healthcare system that limits the monopoly power of the health care sector.

  • 02.15.17

    Healthcare Polling Data

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public op...

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public opinion polling around healthcare in the U.S. - approval of the ACA, whether they are satisfied with the cost of their insurance, and whether they think healthcare coverage is the responsibility of the federal government.

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  • 09.29.16

    Key Facts About The Uninsured Population

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are: Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance Who r...

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are:

    Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance

    Who remains uninsured? Most are low-income families; people of color are at a higher risk of being unisnured

    How does the lack of insurance affect access to health care? People without insurance have worse access to care and less access to preventable care.

    What are the finanical implications of lack of coverage? The uninsured often face unaffordable medical bills when they do seek care.

  • 08.01.16

    DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients

    This issue brief looks at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program is "an Obama administration initiative that began on August 15, 2012." It is designed to help individuals who were children when they were brought to this country and "since its launch, DACA has provided a two-year...Read More

    Tags: DACA, Immigration
  • 01.20.16

    National Health Expenditures 2015 Highlights

    This article from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks at healthcare spending in the U.S. through two different lenses: Health spending by type of service or product, and health spending by major source of funds....

    This article from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks at healthcare spending in the U.S. through two different lenses: 

    Health spending by type of service or product, and health spending by major source of funds.