Letter to President Obama requesting full ACA implementation

Aug 22, 2012

NASW and other members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter to President Obama urging the administration to continue on its path of full implementation of all provisions in the Affordable Care Act, in particular full implementation of the Medicaid expansion in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Medicaid expansion, the letter explains, is critical to reducing healthcare disparities experienced by people of color; women; and LGBT individuals.  The letter expresses concern that if states fail to adopt the expansion, the goal of true access to affordable health care for low-income and underserved populations will not be achieved.

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

Focus on Gerontology: Managing the Aging Baby Boomers

By Peter Craig The aging baby boomer population is reaching critical mass. In 2020, according to the Census Bureau, that group numbered some 73 million—the second-largest segment of the U.S. population after Millennials—with 55.8 million of boomers, or 16.8% of the...