New Report Provides State Policy Recommendations on How to Protect Consumers, Reduce Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented threats to health and safety, and exacerbates existing inequities that continue to jeopardize the wellbeing of millions of Americans. As always, state health policy is critical to protecting consumers’ access to health care and addressing health disparities, particularly during the public health and economic crises brought by COVID-19. To help […]

District Court Finds Public Charge Rules are Against Public’s Best Interest but Appeals Court Limits Injunction to Three States

[Editor’s Note: As of September 22, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security’s new rules on public charge are in effect nationwide.] The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives – health, work, home life, financial stability – and for immigrant communities, COVID-19 has changed the public charge rules, too. At the end of […]

What Are Leaders Doing to Address Racial Health Disparities

Spectrum News By: Kevin Frey The coronavirus has only underlined the health disparities between Black and White Americans. African Americans have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and other ailments. They also are more likely to lack health insurance. So, what have leaders done to address these inequities – and what more could they be doing?… […]

New Report Finds Chilling Effect, Avoidance of Health Care Services Among Immigrant Families

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the US, public health experts have emphasized the disparate impact the virus is having on certain groups – those over 65 years old (especially in congregate care settings), those with underlying health conditions, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Black, and Latino communities. Immigrants are also disproportionately […]