health care

Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound

How does your state fare?

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas–and its dire impact.

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

Healthcare for undocumented immigrants in California is too controversial for the Sacramento Airport to handle.

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

A new infrographic from Amnesty International shows that low-income and women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes.

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

Tobacco companies are up in arms. But health advocates say it’s long overdue, especially for black smokers.

Doctor's Orders: Send Undocumented Patient to Mexico

Maria Sanchez has a banana-sized tumor in her back. But that didn’t stop a Texas hospital from giving her the boot because of her legal status.

Tenn. State Rep. Likens Undocumented Immigrants to Rats

And don’t look for an apology any time soon.

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

Desperate to balance the budget, California is finding fat to trim in some interesting places… like the local mammogram center.

Health Care and the "Model Minority Myth"

There’s a physical risk in believing the hype.

Filipina Nurses See Discrimination in San Francisco Health System

The California Nurses Association accused a major healthcare company of “systematic discrimination against the hiring of Filipino registered nurses.”

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama's Abortion B.S.

The White House went out of its way to restrict access to reproductive health for the women who need it most.