Health coverage plays a major role in enabling people to access health care and protecting families from high medical costs. People of color have faced longstanding disparities in health coverage that contribute to disparities in health. This brief examines trends in health coverage by race/ethnicity from 2010 through 2021 and discusses the implications for health disparities. All noted differences between groups and years described in the text are statistically significant at the p<0.05 level. It is based on KFF analysis of American Community Survey (ACS) data for the nonelderly population.

Following several years of rising uninsured rates during the Trump Administration, there were small gains in coverage across most racial/ethnic groups between 2019 and 2021. The coverage gains between 2019 and 2021 were largely driven by increases in Medicaid coverage, reflecting policies to stabilize and expand access to affordable coverage that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a

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Looking at the world around us, happiness may seem an unattainable goal. As we move into the fourth year of a pandemic that has killed millions and continues to threaten health and well-being worldwide, compounded by devastating consequences of climate change, spikes in hate crimes, and continued fallout from systemic oppression and inequality, there seems little reason to be happy. Indeed, results from the 2022 annual Stress in America survey indicate one-third of the respondents report that their stress in the face of these challenges is “overwhelming.”

Simply ignoring or denying stress, or suppressing your negative emotions and pretending everything is just fine, will not lead to enduring happiness. In most cases, negative emotions are, surprisingly, useful—they provide important signals about our environment and can guide us to an appropriate response. For example, fear signals that you might be in a potentially dangerous situation and you should try to

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Results from a study revealed that older individuals walking between 6,000 and 9,000 daily steps achieved a 40 to 50% reduction in cardiovascular event risk in comparison to individuals walking 2,000 daily steps.

The researchers observed a noticeably reduced risk of cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular event for individuals older than 60 over a follow-up of an average of 6 years. There was a progressively reduced risk when more daily steps were accumulated.

The researchers had previously shown in a meta-analysis of 15 studies that involved almost 50,000 individuals from 4 continents that more steps, even below the highly recommended “10,000 steps daily,” was linked to longevity benefits. They determined that walking 6,000 to 8,000 daily steps was associated with a reduced risk of all cause death in older individuals.

Although there seems to be an accumulative benefit for individuals walking more than 6,000 daily steps, motivating the least-active individuals to

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With the legalization of cannabis in many states and countries, more and more people are turning to medical marijuana to treat their ailments. But with so many strains available, it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for you.

Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can use to help find the right strain for your condition.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of medical marijuana strains, as well as how to determine which is best for you. Read on to learn more!

How to Pick the Right Strain for Your Condition?


If you’re considering medical marijuana to help treat a health condition, you may be wondering which type of marijuana seeds is best for your needs. The truth is, there isn’t a “one size fits all” answer to this question – the best strain of medical marijuana for you will depend on

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Lauren Overman has a suggested shopping list for her clients preparing to get an abortion. The list includes a heating pad, a journal, aromatherapy oils — things that could bring physical or emotional comfort after the procedure.

Overman is an abortion doula.

She has worked as a professional birth doula for many years. Recently, Overman also began offering advice and emotional support to people as they navigate having an abortion, often a lonely time. She makes her services available either free or on a sliding scale to abortion patients. Other abortion doulas charge between $200 and $800.

Overman is one of around 40 practicing abortion doulas in North Carolina, according to an estimate from local abortion rights groups — a number that could soon grow. North Carolina groups that train doulas said they’ve seen an uptick in people wanting to become abortion doulas in the months since Roe v. Wade

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