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Senate Confirms Chiquita Brooks-LaSure — First Black Woman to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
June 3, 2021
TThe United States Senate has confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The 55 to 44 vote makes Brooks-LaSure the first Black woman to lead CMS in its nearly six-decade history. ... read more »
Communities of Color and Other Buyers, Beware of Bold Promises from Health Insurers
April 29, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues of healthcare equity to the forefront of discussions of racial justice. Even when controlling for factors like age and income, communities of color have been much more severely impacted that white Americans. ... read more »
‘Threat to Health Care and Civil Rights’ Judge Barrett Confirmed by GOP Senate
October 29, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative judge with a stated opposition to the Affordable Care Act and many Civil Rights laws, was confirmed on Monday, October 26, 2020, as the next Supreme Court Justice. ... read more »
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Embracing Medical Science to Address Cancer’s Racial Disparities
October 22, 2020
Since my own cancer diagnosis and treatment, I have spent a good part of my life listening to and supporting Black women battling breast cancer. ... read more »
Happy Holidays from Rep. Maxine Waters
December 19, 2019
Happy holidays to all of the families in the 43rd District and the entire Greater Los Angeles community! I am so grateful to have spent this holiday season sharing in the spirit of giving with so many organizations who are ensuring that our neighbors who are need of support have an enjoyable holiday season. ... read more »
October 2019 State Scam Alerts
October 4, 2019
October is National Cyber Security Month and there are three keys to staying safe online: Own it, Secure it, and Protect it. The “it” is your digital profile –  the personal things about yourself that you put online.  Living in the digital age means putting a lot of personal information online like your home address, where you work, family members, and much more. Keeping that information safe requires a bit of work. First, you need to own itby understanding what you’re putting out there (such as what you’re posting on social media). Next, you have to secure itwith strong passwords or using a password manager and enabling two-step authentication where available. Lastly, you need to protect itby staying current with the latest security updates on your devices and using Public Wi-Fi safely. Learn more at staysafeonline.org. ... read more »
Another 100 million consumers at Risk from Capital One Bank Data Breach
August 8, 2019
A second major disclosure of major consumer data breach was announced on July 29 by Capital One Bank. That same day, the FBI arrested a suspect was charged with stealing the personal information on March 22 and 23. The apparent focus of the financial theft was credit card applications filed with the bank between 2005-2019. ... read more »
NATION’S LARGEST LONG TERM CARE UNION WELCOMES APRIL VERRETT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT
January 8, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President. ... read more »
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Exclusive One-on-One Interview Congresswoman Waters Will Not Be Silenced 
November 1, 2018
Waters denounces indiscriminate racist killings of Blacks in the U.S., the horrific massacre of Jewish victims in Pennsylvania synagogue and attempted pipe bomb assassinations sent to her and several democratic colleagues. ... read more »
New Treatment Eases Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
September 27, 2018
The devastating impact of sickle cell disease is well documented in the African American community. The inherited blood disorder, which occurs in approximately one in 500 Black children, can result in various complications such as pain, anemia, swelling, infection and stroke.  ... read more »
The Path to Health Care for All
July 19, 2018
Universal health coverage will be an important topic of discussion in the run-up to the mid-term elections this November ... read more »
Estelle Van Meter Multipurpose Senior Center: A One-Stop Shop for the CD 9 Community
March 15, 2018
Councilman Price recently secured a historic, annual budget allocation of about $500,000 for the center in Council District 9 ... read more »
Eligible for the Medicare Special Enrollment Period? Here are 5 Tips for Selecting Health Coverage before the Deadline
December 21, 2017
The federal government has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for people with Medicare impacted by the fires in California and who live (or did live at the time of the disaster) in impacted areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared an emergency or major disaster. ... read more »
5 Tips for Selecting Your Medicare Coverage before Dec. 7 Deadline
November 16, 2017
The Dec. 7 annual enrollment deadline is quickly approaching ... read more »
AARP launches Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit for African-American Clergy and Lay Leaders
September 24, 2017
The survey also implied that as adults aged, they became less involved in religious/spiritual activities. ... read more »
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