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It is crucial to understand that the ACA has reshaped the healthcare landscape in the United States

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, should not come as a total surprise despite the conservative efforts to invalidate the law, according to West Virginia University policy and legal experts.

Christopher Plein, of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a health policy expert, and Valarie Blake, of the College of Law, has studied the ACA and intersections between health care delivery and ethics.

“The Supreme Court’s decision should be somewhat unsurprising to those who study the Affordable Care Act, but likely of great relief to many who have come to rely on provisions of the ACA to provide and protect health insurance coverage. Those who are sighing relief include not only individuals and families, but many healthcare providers and state governments that have come to rely on various provisions of the ACA.

“The ACA is distinct in how it continues to be a topic of partisan debate years after its passage and implementation. Arguably, opposition is more symbolic than substantive. This is not surprising in our hyper-partisan…

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Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy Over Alzheimer’s Treatment
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Advocates for patients, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, applauded the FDA’s green light for the drug (though the group later decried the high price tag set by U.S. manufacturer Biogen). On the other side, critics assessed the trial data as inconclusive. Indeed, three of the scientists on the FDA…

New Texas Law Simplifies Access to SNAP for Vulnerable Populations, Aims to Reduce Senior Hunger
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SB 224, authored by Texas State Senator Charles Perry and sponsored by Rep. Armando Walle, became law yesterday after being signed by Governor Greg Abbott.

The legislation creates a simplified certification and recertification process for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants who are senior citizens and/or people with disabilities living…

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Artworks on Racial Justice Get a Major Public Projection Onto the Brooklyn Public Library
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Two-thirds of New Jerseyans support using Affordable Housing Trust Fund solely as intended; Residents want statewide rent control, increase in rental assistance

Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or “somewhat” (32 percent) difficult to find an affordable place to rent in New Jersey based on what they have experienced or heard.

Just 16 percent say their monthly housing costs are “very” affordable, while 41 percent say “somewhat”; four in 10, on the other hand, feel their costs are either “not very affordable” (26 percent) or “not affordable at all” (13 percent).

Fifty-eight percent say that the coronavirus pandemic did not impact their household’s ability to make monthly rent or mortgage payments; 31 percent say that the pandemic made it more difficult, and just 7 percent said less difficult.

“Overall, there is widespread concern about housing costs in New Jersey, but there are stark demographic differences when it comes to who is personally affected,” said Ashley Koning, an assistant research professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “Notable disparities emerge in perceptions of renting difficulties and reported affordability of personal monthly housing costs by race, ethnicity, and whether someone owns or rents.”

Black residents (56 percent) and Hispanic residents (51 percent) are slightly more likely than white residents (45 percent) to say it is “very difficult” to find an affordable place to rent in the Garden State, feel a greater strain when it comes to their own housing…

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The artworks are also auctioned off to benefit the National Urban League
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Pitroda Art is pleased to present the final public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, the annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The 14 artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will be projected onto The Brooklyn Public Library in New York City on June 21 from 9 p.m. until Midnight.

The art projection in New York City is the fifth public art projection by Pitroda Art on a cross-country tour of major U.S. cities.

The iconic locations for the art projection tour were carefully curated to tell a larger narrative of racial justice across the U.S. In Washington, D.C., the projection was on the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the city’s notorious street mural a stone’s throw from the White House. In Atlanta, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, the artwork lit up the City Hall. In Los Angeles, the artworks were featured in the historic West Adams neighborhood, dubbed Sugar Hill, where infamous Black entertainers laid the groundwork for the Fair Housing Act, while in Chicago, the projection was showcased in the Bronzeville Art District, the largest African American Art District in the U.S.

In addition, Pitroda Art launched an auction of the selected artworks in partnership with Mastercard on its Priceless.com platform, closing on June 23. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to the National Urban League, a historic civil rights…

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Room for extended family and pets, home office and internet rise in importance for buyers who realize the need to compromise in today's competitive market

Life is beginning to return to normal throughout the U.S. with many companies announcing their return to office strategies and cities beginning to open up. However, for many 2021 home shoppers who spent the majority of 2020 confined to their homes, the COVID pandemic has influenced what they are looking for in their next house, while the hyper-competitive housing market has them strategizing about how to get ahead, according to a new Realtor.com survey.

The need for more space was the top reason driving home shoppers’ decision to purchase a new home in the coming year, according to the online survey of 1,200 home shoppers conducted this spring by HarrisX. Although the majority of today’s buyers are looking for three bedrooms and two baths, their responses indicate they are looking for more flexibility in their home space and affordability in exchange for a shorter commute — the new realities of a post-COVID world.

“The COVID pandemic ushered in a new way of thinking about what home means, and that is influencing much of what today’s home shoppers are looking for,” said George Ratiu, senior economist, Realtor.com. “Garages, large backyards and space for pets always rank high on buyers’ wish lists, but those features have grown in importance. The survey results highlight that the pandemic has elevated our relationship with family as well as the need for our home to serve multiple…

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Johns Hopkins Drug Commercialization Expert Looks at Controversy Over Alzheimer’s Treatment

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