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Health Care Access

From Birth Control to Culturally Competent Care, Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Health Care Barriers

Joan Malin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan Malin

The Beltway media and politicians continuously deride the Affordable Care Act and its legal and political challenges ahead. They also seemed to be ready to pounce if healthcare.gov did not work perfectly upon open enrollment on November 15. But what is virtually never discussed are the many benefits that the law has brought to millions of individuals and entire communities.

"The Death of Bessie Smith" in a Brooklyn Hospital Speaks to Limited Health Care Access, Anywhere

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Dr. Elaine Schattner

In a hospital in Brooklyn, you might hear the voice of Bessie Smith. That's because the New Brooklyn Theater has set a rare production of Edward Albee's 1959 play, The Death of Bessie Smith, inside Interfaith Medical Center.

The Shriver Report and Access to Breast Cancer Care

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Maria Shriver's report this past week on the economic crisis plaguing American women reinforces what those of us who work with vulnerable women see every day.

WATCH: Oh-So-Cool 'Zambulance' Is Health Care Crisis Solution In Poor Countries

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

A California-based nonprofit is helping deliver an effective solution to the ongoing issue of health care accessibility in Zambia. Zambikes Interna...

LOOK: Which Cities Have The Best Access To Health Care?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It can be troubling enough to have a reason to visit a hospital or see a doctor. And with rising costs and doctor shortages, getting quality care is m...

Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral

Harry Knox | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Harry Knox

While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?

Donkeys, Elephants, Politics and Politicians: Is Logic and Self-Interest Lost Among the Foes of Health Care Law?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It seems that the people and places that most need better health care access and healthier outcomes are the very ones fighting tooth and nail to stop reform.

Argentina: Guarantee Women's Access to Health Care

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Jose Miguel Vivanco, Americas director for Human Rights Watch (Buenos Aires) - Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year...