Students | Faculty+Staff | Chicago | Online | Vancouver | 10.21.20
Featuring: Andrea Kovach, Senior Attorney in the Healthcare Justice group for the Shriver Center. Andrea advocates for quality, affordable health care to be accessible to all low-income individuals and families. Andrea’s work focuses on the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act and on improving and defending the Medicaid program.
Black people, immigrants and people of color are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured, lack access to care, and experience worse health outcomes. Racism is a public health emergency. Non-English speakers, people with disabilities and chronic conditions, rural residents, and people who are undocumented also face specific barriers to accessing healthcare.
In this Common Hour, learn about the healthcare and coverage landscape through a race equity lens, the Shriver Center’s advocacy toolbox and their efforts to address the inequities in collaboration with community-based groups, healthcare providers, and other advocacy organizations to challenge discriminatory policies.