While lupus is a notoriously difficult diagnosis, there is quite a bit of evidence that women are generally taken less seriously, and even treated with suspicion, when they show up in the emergency room with pain as a primary symptom.
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The Fight to Cover Georgia
Low-income families, people of color, and youth are disproportionately affected by the decision not to expand Medicaid.
Improving health equity in Georgia
Expanding Medicaid to more Georgians at or near the poverty line is not just the right thing to do – it’s what our state and the rest of the deep south wants to do.
Scars as Stories: Breast Cancer in the Black Community
We’ve allowed our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty to silence our stories, and that silence is literally killing us.
Echoing Ida Dispels Myths and Gets Real About Health Care Reform
We are writing from and to our own communities: because we deserve to know the truth about our own health disparities.
Beyond Benefits and Body Parts: Obamacare and Black Trans Health
Whether trying to get a basic doctor’s visit, mental health services, or HIV/AIDS related care, Black trans* people have an uphill and often dangerous battle.
Where the Safety Net Won’t Catch Us: How Obamacare Fails Black Women on Maternal Health
Black women—regardless of their income or education levels—are more likely than their white counterparts to experience poor pregnancy outcomes.
One of New York’s 2.7 Million Uninsured Asks: Will I Finally Be Able to Afford Health Insurance?
Those of us who are uninsured aren’t ignoring our health—we’re making the best of what’s available.
Improving Abortion Access, Bringing Health Care Home
Many people don’t know that almost half of the counties in California don’t have an accessible abortion provider, and 22 percent of counties don’t have a provider at all.
What’s the Use of Private Insurance If You Don’t Feel Safe Using It?
“Do you have insurance?” the nurse asked me as I checked in for my abortion.