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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

Marking Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all.  In our own country, an estimated 18.6 percent or 43.7 million Americans live with mental illnesses, and 4.1% or 9.6 million U.S. adults have a serious mental illness. Whether or not we have personally experienced a mental illness, […]

New Blood Donation Guidelines Still Problematic
Posted on Thursday May 14, 2015

Last December, I wrote that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had announced that it would be changing its policy on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM). For decades, the FDA has banned MSM from donating blood indefinitely. However, last December the FDA announced that it will be replacing its […]

Medicaid Expansion Faltering in Montana?
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

Two weeks ago, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed a Medicaid expansion bill into law, increasing the number of states that have expanded Medicaid to twenty-nine, plus the District of Columbia. However, concerns from the White House over provisions in the Medicaid expansion bill highlight the difficulty of expanding Medicaid in red states. The Affordable Care […]

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