• Will COVID-19 Force The South To Finally Confront Structural Racism Within Their Medicaid Programs?

    3 days ago - By THCB

    By MIKE MAGEE
    If you would like to visit the meeting place of America's two great contemporary pandemics -COVID-19 and structural racism - you need only visit America's Nursing Homes.
    This should come as no surprise to Medical Historians familiar with our Medicaid program. Prejudice and bias were baked in well before the signing of Medicaid and Medicare on July 30, 1965.
    President Kennedy's efforting on behalf of health coverage expansion met stiff resistance from the American Medical Association and Southern states in 1960. Part of their strategic pushback was the endorsement of a...
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