July 26, 7:00 pm
The Cost of Segregation: How Racialized Health Policy Decisions Affect Everyone
Segregation’s cost to all of society is dramatic, especially to black women, as we heard at the May Spotlight about the Momnibus Act. Health policy, especially the expansion – or not – of Medicaid, affects health care access.
Gaby will explain the impact of racism and ideology on states’ decisions to NOT expand Medicaid and who has been harmed by these decisions. Specifically, we will learn about how these decisions have disproportionately affected people of color, and how it’s harder for people with lower incomes across all demographic groups – like some seniors and students – to access health care if they live in a state that has not expanded Medicaid.