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Webinar: The ACA and What It Means for Black Americans

Now that the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions to expand health insurance coverage are in effect, time is ticking for consumers to sign up for a health insurance plan through the Federal or State Health Insurance Marketplaces.  Monday, March 31, is the last day to sign up for coverage through…

Health Coverage for the Black Population Today and Under the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) could help many uninsured Blacks through the law’s expansion of Medicaid and the creation of new health insurance exchange marketplaces with tax credits to help moderate-income people purchase coverage. This brief provides an overview of the Black population in the U.S., their health coverage today and the potential impact of the ACA coverage expansions.

Black Americans and HIV/AIDS

This updated fact sheet highlghts the epidemic’s impact on Black Americans, providing current data and trends over time.

Women And Girls Are Greater Than AIDS

NEWS RELEASE March 6, 2012 Black Women from TV, Film and Music Speak Out in a Powerful New Message on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10th): “Make Every Moment, A Deciding Moment” In support of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), Greater Than AIDS…

Black Celebrities Unite In Response To AIDS

NEWS RELEASE Embargoed for release until: February 6, 2012 New Greater Than AIDS PSAs and Social Media Messages Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7) More than 60 Black celebrities have united with Greater Than AIDS to bring attention to the severe and disproportionate epidemic facing Black Americans and…

Black Women in America

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of black women around the nation on a wide range of issues including health care. The survey included a large oversample of African Americans to enable accurate analysis of subgroups of this population. This…

Black Residents' Views on HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia

This data note examines public opinion among Washington, D.C.’s black residents about HIV/AIDS through a new analysis of the findings of the May 2011 Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation 2011 Survey of District of Columbia Residents. The District of Columbia has one of the highest AIDS rates in the nation, and…

2011 Survey of DC Residents

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of Washington, D.C., residents on a wide range of issues including health care. This survey is the 22nd in a series of surveys dating back to 1995 that have been conducted as part of…

Medicaid’s Role for Black Americans

This fact sheet examines Medicaid’s role for black Americans. It includes data on Medicaid’s coverage of black Americans and the program’s impact on their access to care, as well as the impacts of the recent recession and the coming expansion of Medicaid under health reform on enrollment in Medicaid among…