Filling in the Gaps: A Racial Equity Framework for Successful Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Belief in the American Dream – the idea that with hard work and perseverance, everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed – is a defining value of American culture. Often overlooked is the fact that good health is crucial to being able to achieve the American Dream. Disparities in health contribute to the challenges some groups experience as they strive to achieve America’s promise.

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Green For All Social Enterprise Brief

Have you ever wondered about marketing a service to generate income for social good? If so, this would be a quick primer that might be helpful to get you started. A social enterprise is a project w/n an organization that advances a social mission using market-based strategies). These strategies include receiving earned income in direct exchange for a product, service, or privilege.

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2011-2012 California Ballot Reform Panel Survey

This longitudinal survey was conducted to get a better sense of how Californians view the ballot initiative process. In wave one of our survey (conducted in June 2011), respondents were asked about their attitudes towards the ballot initiative process in California. In wave two (conducted in December 2011), respondents were asked more specifically about what types of reforms they would support.

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Post Racial: Americans and Race in Age of Obama

Since the election of Barack Obama as the United States’ first African American president, there has been much discussion of whether this means the U.S. has become a “post-racial” society. Does race still matter in America? This question is particularly significant in light of the fact that within about three decades, people of color are projected to become the majority. Policy based on mistaken assumptions could cripple efforts to revive the U.S. economy. Using the most definitive survey data available, we investigated perceptions of race in America among different racial and ethnic groups and how those perceptions compare to measurable realities of U.S. society.

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iHealth: How to Ensure the Health Benefit Exchange Reaches all Californians

The signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010 provides states with the opportunity to bring health insurance to millions who have been ineligible for or unable to afford it in the past.1 In California alone, an estimated 4.7 million uninsured and underinsured residents, many from communities of color, are expected to gain access to health insurance through the ACA’s provisions.2 One of the most important of these is the creation of the Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange).

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Initiative Disclosure Report & Recommendations (2011)

As part of Greenlining’s research into ways to make California’s ballot initiative system more responsive to ordinary citizens, we commissioned this analysis by Kim Alexander of the California Voter Foundation. It focuses on campaign finance disclosure, how to make voters more aware of who is funding initiative campaigns, and ways to reduce the influence of big money.

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Corporate America Untaxed: Tax Avoidance on the Rise

“Tax issues associated with the transfer of intangibles outside the United States have been a high risk compliance concern for us and have seen a significant increase in recent years. Taxpayers, especially in the high technology and pharmaceutical industries, are shifting profits offshore.”

Mark Everson, IRS Commissioner, June 13, 2006

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