ACLU sues to challenge Iowa denial of transgender surgeryDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state of Iowa challenging a 2019 law that allows Medicaid to deny payment for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents. The lawsuit was filed in state court by the ACLU of Iowa and the national ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project on behalf of Aiden Vasquez. It is similar to a lawsuit filed by Vasquez and Mika Covington that also asked the courts to declare the state’s practice of denying coverage unconstitutional. That case was dismissed by the Iowa Court of Appeals in August 2020 because the plaintiffs had not first sought and been denied coverage by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Florida unlikely to expand Medicaid for 800,000 residents, despite offer of more federal moneyGov. Ron DeSantis and Florida legislative leaders still aren’t interested in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, despite the federal government’s offer to defray the cost to the state for two years as part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed by President Biden last week.1
Do No Harm: Black Medical Exploitation - Why African Americans Distrust Medicine - Extra HistoryThank you to Child & Teen Checkups. If you live in Minnesota, learn more at http://U21checkups.com. If you don’t, check here: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/epsdt/index.html Doctors often run into difficulties when reaching out to communities of color and the black community in particular. Outside of the regular financial barriers to healthcare, there's a greater lack of trust & faith that the health care system is meant to help. And this skepticism has a very real and very painful history behind it. From the early days of gynecology to the Tuskegee Experiment to the eugenics laws of the 1920s and even the unacknowledged contributions of Henrietta Lacks, there is a long history of exploitation of Black Americans in the medical system. And if there's any hope of rebuilding trust, we have to first acknowledge what has been done wrong in the past... and how that still influences beliefs in the present. ___________ Support the people who make this show, vote for future Extra History topics and get great perks at our Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Subscribe & ! to our channel on YouTube at http://bit.ly/SubToEC Got more info about Extra Credits on our website at http://extracredits.site/ Grab your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://extracredits.store/ ___________ Thanks for participating in this week's discussion! We want you to be aware of our community posting guidelines so that we can have high-quality conversations: https://www.extracredits.site/extra-credits-community-code-of-con Want to contact us directly? Email us: email@example.com Interested in sponsoring an episode? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Come chat with us live on Twitch http://bit.ly/ECtwitch ___________ Want more Extra Credits? Follow us on social media: Twitter : http://bit.ly/ECTweet Facebook : http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Instagram : http://bit.ly/ECisonInstagram ___________ ♪ Get the intro music here! http://bit.ly/1EQA5N7 *Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H ♪ Outro music: "Air & Light" by Sean and Dean Kiner http://www.thekinerbrothersmusic.com/extra-history/
The Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insuranceSenate Republicans' bill to overhaul American health care takes what most people don’t like about Obamacare, and makes it much, much worse. Vox's editor-in-chief Ezra Klein explains. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For much more detail on the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Sarah Kliff explains here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/22/15846728/senate-plan-better-care-reconciliation-act We also reference the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis of tax cuts, which is here: http://www.cbpp.org/research/health/harsh-tradeoff-at-core-of-gop-health-bill-keep-medicaid-expansion-or-cut-taxes-for Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Gov. Ron DeSantis objects to new state contract for company behind Florida’s troubled unemployment websiteGov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t want the company under investigation for its handling of Florida’s flawed unemployment website to get a new lucrative state Medicaid contract worth more than $110 million. But DeSantis said Friday he doesn’t have the power to intervene under Florida law.1