Within a five-week period this summer, voters in Missouri and Oklahoma took matters into their own hands and decided to increase access to health insurance coverage through Medicaid - just one more reason that 2020 is truly a remarkable year.
One critical approach to reducing health disparities is increasing access to affordable health care. Lisa joined Dr. Lori Pierce, the current President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), to jointly author an editorial for this year’s Urban One Engaging Black America on the importance of removing barriers to care.
The surge in the development of cancer treatments and diagnostics is inspiring and exciting, but we know that gaps exist in bringing that promise to patients. And it’s our job to complete the puzzle.
We will remain steadfast in our advocacy nationwide to ensure individuals that have been and continue to be marginalized are able to access health care without fear of discrimination, bias or stigma.
We are at a critical moment in time – and we cannot and will not let it be a passing moment. We are committed to figuring out the words, listening in this moment and helping with the solutions.