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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

ACA Anniversary Reminds Us of Successes and Work Left to Be Done for the LGBT Community
Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a lot has changed in the past five years. Thanks to the ACA, the 129 million non-elderly Americans with pre-existing health conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged more because of their pre-existing condition. Also, millions of low-income […]

When the Teacher Becomes the Student: How the Teens at L’Taken Inspire My Social Justice Work
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2015

I’ve loved working at the RAC these past six months and one of the highlights of my time at the RAC so far has been our L’Taken social justice seminars for high school students, where nearly 300 Reform Jewish teens come to Washington, D.C. for a weekend to learn about social justice, lobby on Capitol […]

Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell Show Many Possible Outcomes for Health Care Law
Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case, King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that claims that the Affordable Care Act only allows people to receive premium tax credits in states that run their own health insurance marketplace, as opposed to the states who use the federally-facilitated Marketplace. These premium tax credits make health care affordable […]

FDA Policies Don’t Just Discriminate Against Gay Men
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

At the end of last year, the FDA announced that it would replace its policy banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood with a policy that allows MSM to give blood if they have not had sex with another man in the past year. In December, I wrote a blog […]

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