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  • Health Equity Blog

    The Coronavirus pandemic has upended life for people across the United States and the world. But the experience and severity are not equal.In the United States, deep inequities, rooted in a history of exploitation and maltreatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, are making the COVID crisis worse.…

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  • Recap: The Latest Supreme Court Decision on the ACA Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its third major opinion concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover all FDA-approved contraceptive methods for women without cost sharing. In Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (Little Sisters), the Court upheld…

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  • Expanding PrEP and PEP Access in California

    As we reflect back on Pride Month, and celebrate the Supreme Court’s recent employment rights decision, we must also recognize the unmet needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) LGBTQ individuals, including health care access. A new California law aims to expand access to preventive care for…

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  • Rural North Carolina Remains Vulnerable to COVID-19 Pandemic

    In North Carolina, a dreadful headline met our eyes and dealt yet another devastating blow to our already battered hearts, “Child dies of coronavirus, becoming the first pediatric death in North Carolina.” Aurea Soto Morales died June 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 associated complications – she was 8-years-old. She…

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  • Essential Health Benefits

    About Essential Health BenefitsThe Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) are ten broad categories of health care services that Marketplace health plans and certain other private market plans must cover to help ensure people have access to basic health care services (see list below). The EHB requirement has closed health care…

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  • The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Cause Deep Cuts to Rural America

    Most major media outlets to date have focused their attention on the spread of COVID-19 in metropolitan areas like New York City, where the devastating impact of this pandemic is undeniably overwhelming. Nearly a quarter of all recorded U.S. COVID-19 deaths have been in New York City yet, a…

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