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What Happens Now – The Death of Justice Ginsburg and the Affordable Care Act’s Language Access Rules

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is widely considered one of the best high court litigators of her time and a Justice who committed herself to civil…

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Does the culture of your business tolerate racial discrimination?

Bias and discrimination can arise in different situations, many of which are surprising to those affected, both participants and onlookers. Racial slurs, intolerant comments, discriminatory actions often flare up without…

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Cultural Barriers in Healthcare: A tragic language access case
Cultural differences can further complicate providing qualified assistance to speakers of such languages, which can also be additionally difficult where the relevant language may not have equivalents for medical, legal, and other similar terminology. Preparing for such situations is critically important, and as this wrenching case suggests, can have life or death implications.

Cultural Barriers in Healthcare: A tragic language access case

“All of the communications with Mrs. Singemasa were in English although her native language is Chuukese,” according to a lawsuit alleging that lack of language assistance contributed to the death…

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