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Read the latest updates and learn more about the importance of health care through a Jewish perspective.

Health Care

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Health Care

The States of Medicaid Expansion
Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

Yesterday, in the State of the Union, President Obama stated that approximately ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage in the past year. While this number should be lauded, even more people would gain health coverage if all fifty states expanded Medicaid. As state legislatures begin their new sessions throughout the […]

Moving Closer to Health Care for All
Posted on Thursday January 08, 2015

On Wednesday, Gallup reported that the uninsured rate among adults in the fourth quarter of 2014 averaged 12.9 percent, down from 13.4% in the third quarter of 2014. This past quarter’s uninsured rate is a 4.2 percentage point decrease since the Affordable Care Act‘s requirement that all Americans have health insurance went into effect one […]

FDA to Replace Ban on MSM Blood Donations with One-Year Deferral
Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Following a recent vote by the Department of Health and Human Services panel, which recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reverse its policy banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood, the FDA announced yesterday that it will be replacing its current indefinite deferral policy with a policy that […]

Reflecting on the AIDS Epidemic and Stigmatization this World AIDS Day
Posted on Monday December 01, 2014

Today marks World AIDS Day, a day devoted to raising awareness of the AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic. Despite many advances in the treatment for AIDS since the AIDS epidemic first began in the 1980s and increased knowledge on how to prevent the spread of HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus), 1.5 million people died […]

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