The Social Cost of Wireless Taxation Executive Summary

Continual increases in state and local taxes of mobile service, digital goods, and digital services harm the ability of low-income communities to realize the full benefits of mobile broadband and create deeply troubling consequences for minorities and the poor. Understandably, the enormous growth of the mobile broadband and applications markets makes the consumer costs of wireless service, digital goods, and digital services tempting potential tax bases for struggling state and local governments.

Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs

Report, commissioned by the Families USA, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute and other allies, describes the likely impact on African Americans and Latinos of cuts to Medicaid, the program on which millions of low-income Americans rely. It contains state-specific data for blacks and Latinos who rely on Medicaid and suffer from chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease.

The Racial Justice and Health Equity Work of the Boston Place Matters Team

The Boston Public Health Commission reports on the work of the Boston PLACE MATTERS team. This presentation was given during the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.

Achieving Health Equity Through Social Equality: A Call to Political Action

Representative Donna Christensen (D-VI) explores the connection between health equity and social equity and how policy can help end health disparities. This presentation was given as part of the 2011 PLACE MATTERS National Conference.

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