Health Reform

Ad Featuring Undocumented Immigrants Asks Whether They Deserve Healthcare Too

The state is launching its insurance exchange program that will make health care more affordable for residents once Obamacare kicks in but it’s planning but it’s planning on leaving undocumented immigrants out.

Hospitals Caught 'Deporting' Sick, Undocumented Immigrants [Video]

Hospitals trying to curb costs have chartered flights to send sick, uninsured, undocumented immigrants back to their home countries.

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population–that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Immigration Reform, But Not Health Care For Immigrants?

Conservatives are fighting over the fiscal costs of immigration reform. But what will the GOP influence on a bill mean for low income immigrants?

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women's Rights

Los Angeles based drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, Vicki Vox, Pandora, and Ozma explain what issues “real women” should care about and who they should vote for.

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Politics Aside, There's No Debating the Scary Facts of Romney's Tax Policy

Pundits are applauding Romney’s performance in a deeply technical debate. But he revealed a troubling misunderstanding–or misrepresentation–of tax and health policies that keep the country afloat.

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

It’s a big day for contraception. But the ins and outs of the policy implementation mean many women won’t get covered.

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.

How the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid–which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.

What Today's Ruling Means for the Health of People of Color

The conversation about health care reform has been steadfastly colorblind from the start. But to the degree we’re talking about the uninsured, we’re talking in starkly racial terms.