Health

A Black woman wearing a white shirt rests her hand on her pregnant belly.

Patrisse Cullors on What the Tax Bill Has to Do With Women of Color Dying in Childbirth

The senior fellow in maternal mortality at MomsRising and Black Lives Matter coufounder discusses how the tax bill may impact the reproductive health of women of color, particularly Black women. 

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Break Time! The 2017 Edition

We will be delivering some year-end goodness, but taking a break from the relentless daily grind.

A Black woman holds her daughter at a rally and is holding a sign that says "Children Matter."

Millions of Children of Color Poised to Lose Health Insurance in 2018

States are running out of money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for nearly nine million children in low-income households.

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WATCH: A Reminder That You Have One More Week to Sign Up for Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period ends on December 15.

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READ: How Racism Makes Pregnancy Dangerous for Black Women

Black women are 300 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes than White women.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

Billboard reads, "Boiling your water does not remove lead."

Flint Finally Has A New Permanent Water Source

The predominantly Black residents of the Michigan city have been without safe water for 1,316 days.

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3 Things You Should Know About HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar

Meet President Donald Trump’s new choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

5 #TransWeek Tweets That Highlight the Experiences of Trans People of Color

Transgender Awareness Week seeks to “raise the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people, and address the issues the community faces.”

Primatene Mist, a nonprescription inhaler used to help asthma patients breathe better during an asthma attack.

REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans

A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.

Andrea Jenkins and Ravinder Singh Bhalla

What You Need To Know About The Election Results, in 9 Tweets

Progressives of color won bigly.

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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Vacate Ruling That Granted Undocumented Teen Access to Abortion

ACLU: “We won’t let this distract us from the real issue here, which is that there are many more young women like Jane Doe out there who are still unable to get the care they need because of the Trump administration’s unconstitutional policies.”

Don't Miss Obamacare Open Enrollment

Despite attempts by the federal government to repeal the ACA, you can still sign up for a health care plan.

House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

It’s unlikely to pass in the Senate.

A Maternity Care Desert Threatens Lower Income Women in Washington, D.C.

The closure of two labor and delivery wards in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods presents a challenge for communities with already alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates.

Children drawings are seen on an enlarged page one of the American Health Care Act of 2017

Graham-Cassidy is Dead: A Play in 5 Acts

Republican senators have pulled the plug on their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths

Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.

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What You Need to Know About the GOP's Latest Health Care Proposal

This Republican-led Congress is still trying to repeal Obamacare.

This Infographic Breaks Down How Racism Impacts Black People Daily

Living Cities’ “A Day in a Life” illustrates how structural and institutional racism join forces with individual bias to upend the lives of African Americans.