Presentations from Facing Race 2014
Opportunities under Obamacare to Tackle Racial Disparities in Health: bringing the fight for access and care to your home state.
All things are not equal when it comes to health in the United States, where people of color live sicker and die younger than their white counterparts. Fortunately, the passage of national health reform has created numerous opportunities for addressing these disparities and improving the chances for everyone to live healthy lives.Speakers: LeeAnn Hall, Jill Reese
Presentations from Facing Race 2012
Make Them Pay: Ways to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
People of color in the United States suffer notoriously poor health outcomes compared to their white counterparts. These disparities arise from many things: poverty, unequal access to quality education, unsafe housing, toxic hazards in the environment, and food deserts are but a few of the causes. Limited access to quality, affordable medical care exacerbates the problem. Fortunately, the affirmation of the Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court cemented a framework for health care reform that empowers states to hold private health insurance companies accountable to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. This workshop will examine policy options and organizing opportunities for the implementation of health reform that promotes health equity.Speakers: Danisha Christian, Jill Reese, Ron Williams