Book Bans, Police Reform, Easy Enrollment and More

Posted on November 15, 2023

Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Act: Maryland was the first state to enact a system to use information from state income tax returns to help uninsured residents obtain health care coverage. The Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Act is based on the Maryland law which is being successfully implemented right now.

The 2023 election was a relief not a triumph: We ought to feel good about the 2023 elections results. But, at the same time, we must be realistic. Democrats narrowly won. It’s a relief but not the breakthrough that we need. For more about what happened and what needs to happen, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Tradeoffs in our healthcare system: Tradeoffs is an excellent Public Radio podcast series about the flaws in our healthcare system and the difficult choices that need to be made.

Book bans and the librarians who won’t be hushed: Attempts to ban books doubled from 2021 to 2022 and educators are leading the fight against censorship in schools and libraries, according to an article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Police reform that could succeed: Pushing police departments from within, The Curve seeks to adapt and advance the profession of policing to meet the challenges of the modern world. To them, the purpose of police is to protect the vulnerable from harm.

Repro Rights Report for November 2023: In the November General Elections, Ohio voters enshrined abortion rights in their state constitution and Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature, probably thanks to abortion rights. Read about it in the Repro Rights Report.