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.
Low-income families, people of color, and youth are disproportionately affected by the decision not to expand Medicaid.
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.
We’ve allowed our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty to silence our stories, and that silence is literally killing us.
We are writing from and to our own communities: because we deserve to know the truth about our own health disparities.
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.
Black women—regardless of their income or education levels—are more likely than their white counterparts to experience poor pregnancy outcomes.
Those of us who are uninsured aren’t ignoring our health—we’re making the best of what’s available.
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.
“Do you have insurance?” the nurse asked me as I checked in for my abortion.