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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#GetCovered — Covered California Enrollment Ends January 31st!

Covered California, our state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, can now share stories of Californians who have benefited from health coverage, including Sarah from Los Angeles, who needed emergency brain surgery a month after enrolling. Without insurance, her…
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Covered California Round 3: Bridging the Gap for Black and Latino Californians to #GetCovered

November 1 marked the beginning of the third open enrollment period for Covered California, our state’s health insurance exchange. It’s hard to believe that only two years ago, I was a Certified Enrollment Counselor in National City, just south of…
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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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Covered California’s First Year: Strong Enrollment Numbers Mask Serious Gaps

Covered California, the state health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act, deserves credit for strong enrollment numbers in its first year, but Greenlining’s analysis finds serious deficiencies in its outreach and enrollment efforts. In particular, Covered California must…
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