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Health Care

Civil Rights and Health Advocates Express Strong Concerns about HHS’s Draft Strategic Plan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updates its strategic plan every four years, and last month invited the public to comment on its draft plan for FY 2018–2022. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, members of our Health Care Task Force, and other stakeholders submitted comments to the agency with … Read More

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Census Data Show Effectiveness of Low-Income Programs; But Racial Disparities, Inequality Persist

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The percentage of Americans living in poverty fell slightly from 15.1 to 15 percent from 2010 to 2011, while the percentage lacking health insurance dropped from 16.3 percent to 15.7 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest data. The report also showed incomes rising for the top 5 percent of households, but falling for … Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Health Care Law

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it will be taking up a case challenging the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. The Court’s actions will test the constitutional limits of the federal government and have major civil and human rights implications for millions of … Read More

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Supreme Court Orders California to Reduce Its Prison Population, Address Civil Rights Violations

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that overcrowding in California prisons, which has led to grossly unsanitary conditions and inadequate access to medical and mental health care, violates constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. California state prisons are designed to house a population just under 80,000, but in recent years have housed more … Read More

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Campaign for Better Care and Federal Government Launch Initiatives Encourage Better Hospital Care

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Campaign for Better Care (CBC), a campaign to ensure that health reform works for older adults with multiple health problems, launched an initiative this week focused on engaging patients and caregivers in improving hospital care to reduce preventable hospital-acquired illnesses and readmissions. The campaign comes as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … Read More

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