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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

Despite Some Bumps in the Road, Open Enrollment Numbers show that Health Care Reform is Working
Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

Just days after it was announced that 11.4 million Americans signed up for private health insurance through the marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act, news broke that approximately 800,000 Americans who enrolled in insurance policies through the federally-facilitated Marketplace received the wrong tax information. Despite this significant short-term problem, the long-term goal of the Affordable […]

Encouraged by the President’s Budget – But What’s Next?
Posted on Wednesday February 11, 2015

As people of faith, our Jewish values encourage us to advocate for systems that can lift people out of poverty. Jewish history also provides us with an example for helping the needy. During Talmudic times, much of tzedakah (justice) was done though tax-financed, community-run programs that helped those in needed, paralleling the social safety net that we continue […]

As Open Enrollment Closes, the Future of the Federal Marketplace is Uncertain
Posted on Tuesday February 10, 2015

With five days until open enrollement for the health insurance marketplaces ends, an estimated 10 million people are expected to have enrolled through federal and state marketplaces by February 15. This large number and the decreasing number of uninsured Americans—the uninsured rate has decreased by 4.2 percentage since the Affordable Care Act‘s (ACA’s) requirement that all […]

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 […]

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