Thursday, March 24, 2005

More Inequities in our Health Care System: A Librarian at Every Table. No. 256.

March 24, 2005. No. 256.
Sources & Sites for Community Building.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Secretary Leavitt has laid out a dangerous proposal to cut the Medicaid program that will have serious implications for all Medicaid beneficiaries [ February 1, 2005 speech before the World Health Care Congress]. However, the proposed cuts will have a disproportionate impact on low-income racial and ethnic minorities, especially seniors. The Secretary’s proposed “solutions” to alleviating the current problems faced by Medicaid will create more inequities in our health care system and will only move to worsen—not eliminate—racial and ethnic health disparities.
Librarians working with health care advocates can use resources from the
Medicaid Action Center and the State-by-State Analysis of Budget Proposals for Medicaid and Tax Revenue.

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