Category: School of Public Health

Is the U.S. Ready for a Single-Payer Health Care System?

Harvard Business Review by Sandro Galea, School of Public Health “Ironically, as congressional Republicans have been trying to replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s popularity is at an all-time high, and the majority of Americans now believe that it is the federal government’s responsibility to provide health care for all Americans…” View full article. 

A New Paper Breaks Down the Health Effects of the 2016 Election

New York Magazine quoting Sandro Galea, School of Public Health “By now, you may have already heard the grim statistics behind what somehave termed the “Trump effect”: All across the country, hate crimes are on the rise…” Expert quote: “Given all we know about how racism can undermine health—its corrosive effect on communities, and the damage it can […]

One state’s opioid crisis sheds light on national health-care debate

Christian Science Monitor quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “As the chief medical officer at a downtown hospital, William Goodman has seen how opioid abuse can ravage a community…” Expert quote: “Slashing and burning Medicaid and saying the states will find the money is the most gargantuan case of buck-passing in the history of […]

California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth

Vox quoting Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health “Kristen Terlizzi woke up on July 16, 2014, in the intensive care unit at Stanford University to the news that the placenta connecting her to the child she’d just given birth to had spread like a cancer through her abdomen…” Expert quote: “The argument we make internationally is […]

There’s Only One Grocery Store in Most Rural Areas. Should We Expect Two Health Insurers?

New York Times quoting Jon Kingsdale, School of Public Health “Republicans say a big reason the Affordable Care Act needs to go is that it fosters weak competition and limited choice in insurance marketplaces…” Expert quote: “These areas are not going to be solved by a market, unless there is some magic internet substitute for […]