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1994 August - September

Health Care Reform and Women

By Yolanda Vera

This column suggests factors to consider in measuring how the major health care reform proposals address women's health issues such as gender discrimination in the health care system and affordability of insurance.

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Poverty Measures Mask the Depth of Poverty in America

By Maggie Spade

The Federal Poverty Level (FPL), a measurement used by the federal government to determine the prevalence of poverty, is outdated and inaccurate; this column discusses flaws in the FPL's methodology and presents alternative methods for defining poverty.

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Supreme Court Term 1993-94

Decisions Affecting Access to Federal Courts

By Laurie Davison, Gill Deford, Matthew Diller, Shelley Jackson & Brian Lawlor This article examines Supreme Court term 1993-94 decisions on procedural and jurisdictional issues concerning access to federal courts. Download this article   |   Read more ➢

White Paper on Consumer Due Process Protections in Health Care Reform

By The Coalition for Consumer Protection and Quality in Health Care Reform

As soon as advocates began analyzing health care reform proposals in 1992, the need to focus on due process procedures for the review of denials, reductions, and terminations became evident. This "White Paper" is the summary of an article on the due process rights essential in any national health care legislation.

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The Impact of Foreclosure Proceedings on Residential Tenants

By Raun J. Rasmussen

During foreclosure proceedings and after foreclosure sales in which they acquire ownership in the property, banks and other mortgagees attempt to escape responsibility for managing the residential properties to the detriment of the tenants. They often refuse to make repairs until after they have purchased the property and refuse to follow state summary proceedings and rent-regulation laws. This article describes the strategies that tenant advocates in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey have used to compel these banks to comply with state and local housing procedures.

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