Capitol Correspondence - 06.23.20

House Holds Hearing on Racial Inequities During COVID-19

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On June 22, the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing titled “Inequities Exposed: How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequities in Education, Health and the Workforce.” This video could be of interest to members who engage in issues pertaining to the intersection between race and disability, as the hearing focused on broader racial disparities in education, health and the workforce. However, the testimony of Avik Roy from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity does reference Medicaid long-term care in general. Members interested in learning more about how Medicaid specifically can be leveraged to address social and racial inequities might find this Health Affairs blog post relevant, as it lays out actions that state Medicaid agencies can take or be encouraged to take.