Unfinished Business

Civil Rights News: Health Care Inequality & Reform, Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Ruling

States Slow to Adopt Health Care Transition
The Washington Post – 6/05/11

“As many legislatures around the country have finished their work for the year, fewer than one-fourth of states have taken concrete steps to create health insurance marketplaces, a central feature of the federal law to overhaul the U.S. health-care system.”

Supreme Court Blocks Massive Sex Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart
The Washington Post – 6/20/11

“The Supreme Court on Monday blocked the nation’s largest-ever sex discrimination case, ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a decision that raises significant hurdles for other class-action suits brought against big corporations.”

Born to Lose: Health Inequality at Birth (Opinion)
New York Times – 6/27/11

“In an imaginary world of equal opportunity we would all be free to choose our own economic future. In reality, many children in the United States are born to lose, suffering health disadvantages at birth that reduce their likelihood of economic success.”

Compiled by Jenna Chai, a summer intern