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A Distant Memory

I went to an afternoon fundraiser at a local art gallery for one of my favorite advocacy groups, RESULTS. Results works hard to achieve policy change to end world hunger and poverty. And they worked hard, as did UHCAN Ohio and Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage, to bring about national health care reform.

The Mid-Term Election Was Not a Mandate to Repeal Health Reform.

This statement can be attributed to Col Owens and Cathy Levine, Co-Chairs of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage.

"While the mid-term election results were not great news for supporters of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the results are not a mandate to repeal reform. A Wall Street Journal/NBC survey found that while Americans dislike certain parts of the law, they do not want it dismantled.

The Mid-term Election Was Not a Mandate to Repeal Health Reform: A Message From Cathy Levine, Executive Director of UHCAN Ohio

Dear friends,

There’s no way around it: the mid-term election results were not great news for supporters of health care
reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But, nor were the elections a mandate to repeal reform.

Last night was about the economy, disenchanted voters staying home, and many other factors that will be
analyzed to death in years to come. But it was not a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.

Policy analyst Peter VanVranken wrote today:

Village lessons on the dental access crisis: Alaska’s program a potential model for the lower 48

This blog was originally posted on Say Ahhhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog.

Village lessons on the dental access crisis: Alaska’s program a potential model for the lower 48 -

In late August, I found myself in a small conference room in a sub-regional clinic (SRC) in St. Mary’s, Alaska, a village of 549 Yup’ik residents, listening to Bernadette Charles describe how she is working to meet the village’s oral health needs. Not only was her passion for preventing disease and serving her community admirable, her presence in this small village offers policy professionals a promising approach on how to expand dental care to rural and underserved communities.

Oral health is essential to overall health, yet nearly 50 million Americans lack access to a dentist for

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