Another Upside to the Affordable Care Act

Posted: February 13, 2017

Youth ALIVE! ED Quoted in New York Times Article on ACA

From the New York Times article

Among the many thousands of Americans who finally have health insurance thanks to the ACA, which the current administration and Republican Congress wish to eliminate, were many young shooting victims, often young African-American men, who end up receiving sporadic care and whose wounds, mental and physical, heal slowly. Youth ALIVE! ED Anne Marks was one of the experts quoted in a recent analysis in the New York Times

The burden of gun violence falls heavily on young African-American men, a group that has historically been shut out from public insurance and remains deeply skeptical of a health system embedded with economic and racial bias. “These are young men who have very bad experiences with systems,” said Anne Marks, the executive director of Youth Alive, a violence prevention group in Oakland, Calif.

Read the full article in the New York Times – Why Gunshot Victims Reason to Like the Affordable Care Act