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Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds – NYTimes.com

America’s has chosen to stay on the path to fairness, embracing diversity and the working person … The 47% wins!

The New York Times reports Obama victory as “Mr. Etch a Sketch” goes down hard and for ever!

Mitt Catches Bad Loss … America’s 47% wins big!

“Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as the nation voted to give him a second …”

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National Health Service Corps: Public Sector Choice for Minority Physicians

National Health Service Corps

The full-time National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program offers up to $60,000 in tax-free loan repayment for 2 years of service, and up to $140,000 for a total of 5 years of service.

National Health Service Corps scholars commit to serve in the Corps upon completion of their training — 1 year for each year of support (at least 2 years).

The Students to Service Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance of up to $120,000 to medical students (MD and DO) in their last year of school, in return for a commitment to provide primary health care services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas of greatest need for at least 3 years.

The State Loan Repayment Program provides grants to states to operate their own loan repayment programs. Similar to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, participants in the state programs provide primary health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas in exchange for repayment of their qualifying educational loans.  States are required to match federal grant funds dollar-for-dollar with non-federal funds.

According to self-reports by the nearly 10,000 Corps clinicians currently providing care – 13 percent are African American, 10 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 2 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native.

In FY 2012, African American physicians represent 17 percent of the Corps physicians which exceeds their 6.3 percent representation within the national physician workforce. And,

Hispanic physicians represent 16 percent of the Corps physicians, exceeding their 5.5 percent representation in the national physician workforce.

According to self-reports more than half of by the nearly 1,000 Corps scholars in the pipeline are minorities – 26 percent are Hispanic, 19 percent are African American, 12 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 2 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native.

via National Health Service Corps.

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Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation

This free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities.

The update also summarizes recent journal articles and other research developments in the field and features a data slide from a relevant Kaiser Family Foundation publication.

DISPARITIES IN THE NEWS

1. The Effects Of Discrimination Could Last A Lifetime

2. Study Involving Birmingham Kids Finds Health Disparity Between White, Black, And Hispanic Children

3. How Well You Sleep May Hinge On Race

DISPARITIES IN RESEARCH

4. Temporal Changes In Socioeconomic Influences On Health: Maternal Education And Preterm Birth

5. Socioeconomic Status And Adolescent Mental Disorders

6. Prevalence, Disparities, And Trends In Obesity And Severe Obesity Among Students In The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, School District, 2006-2010

7. Fundamental Causes Of Colorectal Cancer Mortality: The Implications Of Informational Diffusion

DISPARITIES DATA SPOTLIGHT

No Personal Doctor/Health Care Provider Among All Minority Men, by State, 2006-2008 (v1.0)

via Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Whoopi Goldberg fires back at Mitt Romney: ‘I used to respect you’ | theGrio

Actress and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg took to Twitter to fire back at Republican presidential …

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