Health Care Access

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Transgender Young Adults Risk Homelessness, Racism When Moving

Young transgender adults often relocate to cities like San Francisco where they feel safer and have access to adequate health care, but the migration might place them at risk of homelessness, unemployment and racism, say University of Michigan researchers. Read more

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Patient Discrimination during a Health Care Encounter

A new paper looks at patient experiences of discrimination in the US health system, finding that the types of discrimination a person can encounter in a health care setting varies, with 21% of non-institutionalized, English-speaking US adults experiencing discrimination while seeking medical care. Read more

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Public Health 2020: America's Candidate

Public health is running for office, and it will have an uphill battle on many fronts. Those in the field of public health understand what policymakers must enact: If we cannot protect, improve, and ensure the health of everyone, then everyone’s health will be at risk. Read more

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The Longview: Reflections on the ACA at 10

Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA ’78

The framers of the Affordable Care Act can be proud of many things the act has accomplished, from reducing the number of uninsured to assuring those with preexisting conditions are not excluded from coverage. Perhaps most significantly, the ACA has changed the way we think and the actual conversation we are having about health care coverage and care. Read more