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Trio highlights discrimination in health care
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Local News
Trio highlights discrimination in health care
Racial disparities and discrimination in the health care system are not often talked about, but for Black women, the reality is hard to ignore.
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Michael Curry to head health center group
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Michael Curry to head health center group
Michael Curry will be leading the charge in 2021 as the new president of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.
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High tech costs for health care
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Editorial
High tech costs for health care
It seems that the great cost of quality medical care has tempered the enthusiasm of those in power to provide medical attention for all Americans.
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Poor whites are being conned out of health care
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Editorial
Poor whites are being conned out of health care
The Republicans now threaten to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. This is contrary to what Trump has promised, but it is certainly what conservatives would want. However, the availability of health insurance under the ACA induced many to ignore that this boon came from Barack Obama.
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Toward a more enlightened health care policy
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Editorial
Toward a more enlightened health care policy
Having enjoyed the availability of health coverage under Obama’s ACA, working class voters are expected to respond to a campaign by the liberals to improve their health coverage. But with so many working class voters supporting conservative issues, the political backing for improved ACA cannot be assured.
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In the news: Kathy K. Best
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Local News
In the news: Kathy K. Best
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) has selected Kathy K. Best as their chief performance and strategy officer. HSNHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides quality, comprehensive patient-centered medical care and has been serving the community for 49 years.
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In the news: Tom Sands
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In the news: Tom Sands
Carney Hospital has announced Tom Sands as the new President of the Dorchester-based hospital. Formerly the interim president at Carney, Sands has been officially appointed president effective July 2018.
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Opinion
Health care is a human right
Health care is a human right, yet efforts to expand access to coverage have repeatedly come under attack in Washington. I have long supported Medicare for All as the most effective way to expand access to health care. The United States already has a “public option.” In fact, there are three: Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, which covers the military.
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Another petty criticism
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Editorial
Another petty criticism
News reports attacking the management of the Whittier Street Health Center ignore the achievements of the Roxbury nonprofit and the extraordinary pressures facing health centers today.
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