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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Filling the Gaps: Dental Care, Coverage and Access

While the Affordable Care Act is expected to expand public and private coverage for children when it takes effect in 2014, significant gaps will remain, especially for low-income adults age 21 and older. This June 19, 2012, a public forum at the Foundation’s Washington, D.C. offices examined the gaps and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States  

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States This fact sheet provides an overview of the health of the nation’s 17.3 million African American men, including mortality rates, health status, insurance coverage and access to care. It also looks at the population’s socioeconomic factors that relate to…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

An Annotated Bibliography of Sentinel ArticlesReport:

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Executive Summary: Ensuring Linguistic Access In Health Care Settings: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Today’s Topics In Health Disparities: Is the Health Care System Ready for Health Reform?

On Wednesday, November 4, at 1 p.m. ET, this Today’s Topics In Health Disparities live webcast examined how ready the health care system is for the influx of newly covered individuals that health reform aims to deliver. In the health care proposals being considered by Congress, changes to Medicaid alone…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uninsured and Underserved: The Health Care Experiences of Latinos in the Nation’s Capital

A summary of Latino experiences and opinions regarding access to health care in the District of Columbia, this brief also contrasts the experiences of Latinos in the District of Columbia with those of Latinos nationally. Report (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare and Minority Americans

As part of The Faces of Medicare, a collection of fact sheets profiling the characteristics and health needs of different groups of Medicare beneficiaries, provides key facts about Medicare’s racial and ethnic minority population, who will account for one in three Americans 65 and older by 2025. Fact Sheet

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legal and Historical Roots of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States

, Issue Brief An issue brief examining the legal and historical roots of health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Coverage in an Economic Downturn: Impact of Tight Budgets on Families and States

The economic downturn has strained family finances and prompted some Americans to cut back on medications and forgo preventive care and visits to the doctor. At the same time, the downturn has triggered declines in tax revenue that inhibit states’ ability to meet rising Medicaid program costs as enrollment spikes…

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