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Long-term care insurance — is it right for you?

Long-term care insurance — is it right for you?

Dec. 3 | When it comes to long-term care insurance, the sooner you consider it the better! As you age, if you were to become unable to care for yourself, instead of being placed into a nursing home, would you prefer to stay in your home with a private nursing...

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states  opting out of Affordable Care Act

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states opting out of Affordable Care Act

Jan. 9 | By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer   As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would...

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Dec. 4 |               By Dr. Dionne Hart, MD What is the law known as “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

How much do we value Black gay men?

How much do we value Black gay men?

Sep. 4 | By Paul Kawata Guest Commentator   For decades, Bayard Rustin has been one of the least known, yet prolific, contributors to the civil rights movement. Rustin served as the brains behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, managing...

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Jul. 24 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     In light of the recent George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week stressed the...

Single payer health care essential to  reducing healthcare disparities

Single payer health care essential to reducing healthcare disparities

Jan. 9 | By Andrea Parrott Contributing Writer    After daily witnessing situations in which patients suffered or had to make decisions detrimental to their health due to difficulties in accessing health care, Dr. Elizabeth Frost and Dr. Ann Settgast...

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Dec. 12 | ACA advocates predict uninsured Blacks will drop from 20 to eight percent       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Greater United Way held a “community conversation” December 4 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul on...

Deficits, deceit, and Social Security

Deficits, deceit, and Social Security

Dec. 5 |   By Norman and Velma Hill Guest Commentators     Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are the foundations for the wellbeing of scores of millions of middle- and low-income Americans. Without Social Security, 14 million more low-income...

Redistribution needed when the rich reap what the poor sow

Redistribution needed when the rich reap what the poor sow

Sep. 26 | “I know there are some who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others, then we’ll all be better off. It’s known as redistribution. It’s never been a characteristic of America… I believe the way to lift people and help people...