In Battleground Races, Health Care Lags As Hot-Button Issue, Poll Finds

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As the midterm elections approach, health care ranks as the top issue, mentioned more frequently among voters nationwide than among those living in areas with competitive races, a new poll finds. In areas with competitive congressional or gubernatorial races, the economy and jobs ranked as the top issue for candidates to discuss, with 34 percent …

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VIDEO: Women of Color Set Their Focus on Voting Rights at Women’s March Anniversary Events

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A year after the inaugural Women’s March, millions of protestors gathered in cities around the world to protest the Trump presidency, misogyny and racism. With an eye to the 2018 midterm elections, organizers used the anniversary to kick off “Power to the Polls,” a national voter registration and get-out-the vote effort that will target swing states. Organizers also …

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In This Issue

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In this issue, we report on the Black AIDS Institute’s December Brown Bag Lunch Webinar about emotional intelligence and the impact that capacity has upon organizational effectiveness. Next, our friends at Kaiser Health News write about Aetna’s recent decision to settle a lawsuit for a data breach that compromised the privacy of some customers living …

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It’s In The Mail: Aetna Agrees To $17M Payout In HIV Privacy Breach

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Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: The fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope. “I was …

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New Report: In 2017, Congress and Administration Sparked Unprecedented Backlash Across the Country

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Washington D.C. – The first year of the 115th Congress and the Trump-Pence administration inspired a historic backlash across the country, according to a new report released today by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The report, entitled “State of Women’s Health Policy,” details how each branch of government’s protracted focus …

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In This Issue

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If there have not been enough wake-up calls over the last year, the recent government shutdown by President Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate, using Dreamers and CHIP recipients as pawns, should be enough to alarm all Americans. The consequences of this political gamesmanship to reward the wealthiest of Americans at the expense of the rest …

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How to Turn Back the Threat of HCV

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Although Black Americans are making gains in the fight against HIV, we are not doing nearly as well when it comes to hepatitis. That was the message conveyed at a Brown Bag Lunch Webinar hosted by the Black AIDS Institute in October 2017. New infections of the most common type of hepatitis, the hepatitis C …

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HUD Awards $37 Million to Renew Support to 32 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

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In December, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $37 million to assist more than 4,000 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families annually over a three-year period. The funding announced today is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 32 local …

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Trump’s Work-For-Medicaid Rule Puts Work On States’ Shoulders

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The Trump administration’s watershed decision to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked widespread criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights groups. Conservatives, however, hailed the change to the federal-state program for low-income people. Stephen Miller, the Medicaid commissioner for Kentucky, which received authority Friday …

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A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

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Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago’s South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area’s infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. Really, everything. “In the last 12 months, have you had any problems with any bug infestations, rodents or mold?” Dr. …

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