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November 2022 Paula M. Lantz,
The 2022 primary and general midterm elections revealed both the power and limitations of direct democracy strategies for securing abortion and other reproductive rights at the state level. More
May 2022 Katherine E. M. Miller, Sally C. Stearns, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Donna Gilleskie, George M. Holmes, Erin E. Kent,
Context: In the United States in 2020, approximately 26 million individuals provided unpaid care to a family member or friend. On average, 60% of… More
May 2022 Daniel R. Arnold, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King, Brent D. Fulton, Richard M. Scheffler,
Context: Most-favored-nation (MFN) contract clauses have recently garnered attention from both Congress and state legislatures looking for ways to… More
March 2022 Anne-marie Boxall,
To make progress implementing payment and delivery system reforms, state governments need to make genuine stakeholder engagement routine business, develop reforms that build on past successes, and ensure health reform is a top priority for bureaucrats and political leaders. More
March 2022 Breena R. Taira, Hyung Kim, Karla Tlatelpa Prodigue, Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, Alexis Aleman, Leora Steinberg, Gregory Tchakalian, Kabir Yadav, Reginald Tucker-Seeley,
Context: Prompted by stories of “patient dumping,” California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 1152, which mandates that hospitals offer patients… More
December 2021 Richard M. Scheffler, Olivia Shane,
Health equity has become a familiar buzzword in public health. There is, however, little consensus about what it means and how to measure it.… More
November 2021 Aditi P. Sen, Yashaswini Singh, Mark K. Meiselbach, Matthew D. Eisenberg, Gerard F. Anderson,
Context: State and federal policymakers considering introduction of a health insurance “public option” can learn from Washington State, which… More
November 2021 David H. Rehkopf, Frank F. Furstenberg, Holly Elser, Christian Jackson, Nicole Levy, John W. Rowe, The Aging Society Research Network,
Context: Although it is recognized that aspects of US state environments impact the likelihood that older adults age successfully, there is currently… More
October 2021 Will Boles, Ruth Kennedy, Emma Siewert, Diane Rowland, Barbara Lyons, Rebekah E. Gee,
Twelve states have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In a new Perspective, Will Boles of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, along with Ruth Kennedy, Emma Siewert, Diane Rowland, Barbara Lyons, and Rebekah E. Gee, suggest that Louisiana can serve as a model for new Medicaid expansion states seeking to rapidly enroll people within a limited administrative budget. More
June 2021 Rachel E. Fabi, Brendan Saloner, Holly Taylor,
Context: Even though nearly 6% of citizen babies born in the United States have at least one undocumented parent, undocumented immigrants are… More
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