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Centering birthing people’s preferences—particularly voices from communities of color—will be critical to ensuring telehealth improves outcomes and doesn’t widen inequities.
New research shows that after an expansion of the public transit system in the Twin Cities, those living closest to the new light rail line missed fewer medical appointments.
Reimagining grantmaking infrastructure so small organizations led by people of color have equitable access to grants is just one way government can further racial equity.
If every state adopts the American Rescue Plan's postpartum extension, about 123,000 uninsured mothers could become newly eligible for Medicaid/CHIP coverage.
H.R. 369 could increase the number of people with health insurance and reduce health care–related financial burdens for those already enrolled.
Women helps her mother who has Alzheimer's disease
Single-payer programs would greatly expand access to long-term services and supports, but would add markedly to costs.
Patient gets tested for COVID-19
New estimates find that expanding Medicaid now would reduce the number of uninsured people by 4.4 million.
Woman sits in her house
The loss of treatment could cost many their lives and prompt a surge in related costs, which would put a huge burden on families, state governments, and providers.
Group therapy
Although Latinx and white populations show similar rates of any mental illness, there are disparities when it comes to treatment.

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