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Legislators Tighten Abortion Funds; and More Veterans Are Homeless

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Nov 20, 2009

This week on "Stories From the Ethnic Media": More African-American Veterans are homeless; and legislators tighten abortion funds.

Black Activists Blast Breast Cancer Guidelines

Black America Web , News Report, Jackie Jones, Nov 19, 2009

The American Cancer Society has reported that racial and ethnic minorities still tend to receive lower-quality health care than whites even when insurance status, income, age and severity of conditions are comparable.

H1N1: Why I'm Willing To Get Vaccinated

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Commentary, Story: Tyrone Jones // Video: Valerie Klinker, Nov 18, 2009

After learning about how how widely H1N1 has spread, and how important it is to get vaccinated, I would consider getting the vaccine because the risk of contracting this disease is very high. Its not just a option; it should be an obligation to get vaccinated.

Chinese Hotel Workers Blast Hyatt

New America Media , Video, Vivian Po, Nov 16, 2009

During a recent three-day strike outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco, nearly half of the protesters were Chinese immigrants.

A Doctors Word--Tips for Finding Cheap Medications

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Nov 15, 2009

Many doctors prescribe expensive, new drugs that are marketed to them by pharmaceutical companies. But generic drugs are cheaper and, in the vast majority of cases, work just as well. Here's where to find them.

GOP Takes It Out on Rep. Joseph Cao

Bolsavik.com, blog , Vu Hao Nhien, Nov 14, 2009

Health Care Reform Shouldn't Limit Women's Care

New America Media, Commentary, Rocio Crdoba and Destiny Lopez, Nov 13, 2009

The House jeopardized the health and well-being of women with the passage of the Stupak amendment, which would eliminate abortion coverage from both private and public health plans participating in the insurance exchange.

An Amendment that Punishes Women

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Nov 13, 2009

Making health reform a hostage of the debate on abortion, as well as on immigration, is "outrageous," write editors of El Diario/La Prensa.

Senate Has Final Word on Health Care Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Nov 12, 2009

Leading Democrats and Republicans and the major pharmaceuticals and private insurance companies know one thing: The Senate, not the House, will decide what, if any, health care reform plan is finally approved.

From the Barracks to the Homeless Shelter

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz , Nov 11, 2009

Veterans are more than twice as likely to be homeless as those who never served in the military. And a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are seeking out homeless services from the VA.

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