Building Health Equity for Communities of Color while Obamacare is Under Attack

Last month, Greenlining hosted our 24th annual Economic Summit which brought nearly 1,000 attendees together for critical panels, discussions, and networking all focused on “Racial Justice on the Frontlines.” Given the turmoil in Washington, DC, perhaps no other issue has…
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3 Ways to Improve Obamacare After the Trumpcare Debacle

Congressional Republicans voted to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain on Friday, March 24 – by not voting at all. Just 18 days after Speaker Ryan introduced the almost universally maligned American Health Care Act, the extremist alt-right Freedom Caucus responded with one resounding message:…
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Kaiser Permanente’s Sponsorship of the Warriors May Not Be So Golden

  GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS FANS STAND UP! The Bay Area should thank their Warriors, led by the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, for ending a 40-year NBA Finals appearance drought. Warriors faithful everywhere (including several of my esteemed colleagues…
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Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act! It Really Is “A Big *bleepin’* Deal”

It’s been five years since a White House microphone caught Vice President Joe Biden’s not-so-subtle remark to President Obama as the president signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vice President Biden probably thought he was being poetic as he celebrated…
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The Affordable Care Act Saves Lives. Will the Supreme Court Cripple It?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is saving lives. Believe it or not, many people across the country think this statement is false, even borderline blasphemous. But I can’t understand why. Based on every significant metric, this law has overachieved. The…
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How I Learned that the Pain of Insurance is a Privilege

I have to be honest, dealing with my insurance company has been a pain. They’ve put me on hold so many times that I’ve memorized the rhythm and harmony to two different hold tones. When I got into a car…
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#GetCovered Round 2: What to Expect from the Upcoming Covered California Open Enrollment

The second Covered California open enrollment period starts on November 15. Despite initial glitches and obstacles, California quietly led the charge by enrolling 1.1 million people into qualified health plans with Covered California, the largest of any state by far.…
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Health4All – Because Caring for Our Neighbors Helps Us all

On Wednesday, October 8, advocates and legislators came together at a Health4All rally to publicly and emphatically support access to health coverage for all Californians, especially undocumented immigrants. The testimonies at the rally echoed the voices of a majority of…
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