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Yesterday Colorlines.com published an article titled “Ad Featuring Undocumented Latinos Asks Whether They Deserve Healthcare Too.”
The article’s author Jorge Rivas writes:
California has more uninsured people than other some states have people. It’s also home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants in the country.
The state is launching its insurance exchange program that will make health care more affordable for residents once Obamacare kicks in but it’s planning but it’s planning on leaving undocumented immigrants out.
The California Endowment, a health foundation, is running TV ads across the state to make sure undocumented have access to healthcare. The Endowment is pushing the state to keep county-run programs open and expand Medicaid on the government’s dime.
Yesterday Amnesty International tweeted an infographic detailing the facts about the discrimination of Roma in Europe.
According to the infographic, between 10-12 million Roma live in Europe – half of them in EU member states; and 8 out of 10 Roma households in the EU are at risk of poverty.
IN OTHER NEWS
Yesterday The Raw Story published an article titled “Study finds women perceive men with heavy stubble most attractive.”
The article’s author Stephen C. Webster writes:
Gentlemen, put down the razors. Put them down and back away. For once, there is good news about facial hair.
A study in the May edition of the journal Evolution & Human Behavior finds that, among a test group of 351 women and 177 heterosexual men shown a series of photos of guys at four stages of bearding — clean-shaven, light stubble, heavy stubble and fully-beaded — images showing heavy stubble were perceived to be the most attractive.
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