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July 2021 Shenam Ticku, Jane Barrow, Ralph Fuccillo, John E. McDonough,
The 2000 Surgeon General’s report identified the state of oral health in America as an issue of major concern, highlighting significant disparities… More
June 2021 Lawrence O. Gostin, Alexandra Finch,
Lawrence O. Gostin and Alexandra Finch of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Georgetwon University explore why the Affordable Care Act must be strengthened and expanded. More
April 2021 Lawrence O. Gostin,
The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the line at the Supreme Court. Again! For the 3rd time since its enactment in 2010. This term, the… More
February 2021 David K. Jones,
The 2022 midterm elections already loom large over the Biden administration and Congressional allies. What the administration is able to accomplish… More
January 2021 Jon Kingsdale,
COVID‐19 highlights one of the major problems with America’s hybrid arrangement for financing health care. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA)… More
October 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Medicaid has had two transformational moments since it was created by Title XIX of the Social Security Amendments in 1965. The Children’s Health… More
September 2020 Richard M. Scheffler, Taylor L. Wang,
There is little doubt that the cost of health care and universal coverage will be a major topic discussed at the upcoming presidential debates. A key… More
June 2020 John E. McDonough,
For some years I’ve pondered a Commonwealth Fund chart showing the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for health care comparing the United… More
June 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Policymakers should make Medicaid policy a key strategy for addressing the public health and economic crises stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. More
March 2020 Sherry Glied,
The Democratic primary debate around health care has been a tug-of-war between the competing ideas of a Medicare for All plan versus enhancing the… More
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