ADVOCACY RESOURCES & INITIATIVES
Super Committee Action Hub
“A web portal that houses information about the super committee, a timeline of upcoming events, and business cards with policy statements from each member” (From Families USA)
The California Endowment filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court “in support of the federal government’s request that the Court accept an appeal of a lower court decision invalidating a portion of the Affordable Care Act. While the new health reform law continues to endure all manner of political and legal attacks across the nation, it is our view that this new law offers the best pragmatic set of remedies to solve the crisis of our dysfunctional, too-expensive, and unfair health care system.”
Click above for the full brief and supporting documents.
Thanks for the tip, Trust for America’s Health!
National Council of La Raza with Families USA , the National Urban League, and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum are continuing to keep the pressure on the super committee to protect the Medicaid lifeline.
1) Follow this link for an easy way to use Twitter to ask the Super Committee to keep Medicaid safe: http://bit.ly/oJpodx
2) Call your members of Congress and Senate using their toll free number 1-888-876-6242 http://bit.ly/vvD6Nm
ARTICLES, REPORTS, AND THINGS TO READ
HHS announces refined survey standards to examine and help eliminate differences in care based on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, or disability
Why Protecting Medicaid Matters for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
From Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum http://bit.ly/rL3u2q
Reducing Disparities in Health Coverage with Mobile Technology
How mobile enrollment could help reduce disparities in access to care and health coverage.
From the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network http://bit.ly/mTTHYK
Ethnic Health Assessment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California
A statewide health assessment of California’s four major ethnic-racial communities
From Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum http://www.apiahf.org/EHAP_Update
Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011
The US health care system achieves a score of 64 out of 100.
From the Commonwealth Fund http://bit.ly/qp787f
Segregated Spaces, Risky Places: The Effects of Racial Segregation on Health Inequities
How de facto segregation in metropolitan areas has an affect on the health status of those communities
From The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies http://bit.ly/olXy47
Specialty Tiers: Unequal Treatment
How assigning drugs to a specialty reimbursement tier compromises access to quality health care for minority and low-income populations.
From National Minority Quality Forum http://bit.ly/sxaLhh
How Chinese Seniors Navigate the U.S. Health Care System Epoch Times/New America Media, News Feature, Mei Zhou.
Elders from China may find themselves struggling to get needed health care, and some get caught between Chinese and U.S. systems.
From New America Media http://bit.ly/vLNa5W