After #Harvey, How You Can Help Houston Kids with Medically Complex Needs

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, kids in Houston who have medically complex needs are at much greater risk of illness and infection, and their parents often don't have access to the specialized medical supplies they need to keep their children healthy. Little Lobbyists, an advocacy group for children who are medically complex, is coordinating an effort to get … Continue reading After #Harvey, How You Can Help Houston Kids with Medically Complex Needs

Congress Agrees on Pretty Much Nothing When It Comes to Healthcare. We Can Work with That. (Part 2)

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES In Part 1 we talked about everything the Senate has been doing on healthcare during their alleged vacation. Now we turn to the House of Representatives. It seems so long ago, but the House did pass a repeal and replace bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), back in May. So … Continue reading Congress Agrees on Pretty Much Nothing When It Comes to Healthcare. We Can Work with That. (Part 2)

Quick Read: The ACA has narrowed the healthcare access gap for Black and Hispanic Americans.

Last week the Commonwealth Fund released a report looking at whether the Affordable Care Act had succeeded in reducing the healthcare disparities between Black and Hispanic populations and whites. The conclusion: The ACA has made definite progress in narrowing the gap, particularly in those states that expanded Medicaid. However, disparities remain and Blacks and Hispanics … Continue reading Quick Read: The ACA has narrowed the healthcare access gap for Black and Hispanic Americans.

Congress Agrees on Pretty Much Nothing When It Comes to Healthcare. We Can Work with That.

PART 1: THE SENATE Congress has been on vacation since the beginning of August but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been doing anything. There have continued to be new developments in the healthcare debate since John McCain cast the deciding vote against the “skinny repeal” bill on July 28. And if you had to pick … Continue reading Congress Agrees on Pretty Much Nothing When It Comes to Healthcare. We Can Work with That.

Welcome to My Healthcare Blog. We Need to Talk About Race.

Welcome to Stairway to Healthcare, a blog about achieving health equity through changes in healthcare policy. I conceived of this blog as a way to help myself, and hopefully others, to process the extraordinary amounts of information coming at us every day in the debate over healthcare reform. Then white supremacists marched on Charlottesville, VA.   … Continue reading Welcome to My Healthcare Blog. We Need to Talk About Race.