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November 2020 Alan B. Cohen,
With the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election now decided, the new Biden administration faces enormous challenges as it prepares to assume office… More
April 2021 Sara Rosenbaum,
When it comes to examples of health injustice, the United States has a wealth of candidates to consider. One of the worst, however, is that more than… More
April 2021 Julia A. Wolfson, Cindy W. Leung, Alyssa Moran,
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest government nutrition assistance program in the United States, provides money for… More
March 2021 Mark V. Pauly,
One feature of President Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill is a trial run of his earlier proposals to expand subsidies for people who use Affordable Care… More
February 2021 Katherine Swartz, Judy Feder,
As increasing numbers of nursing home residents and workers receive the COVID-19 vaccines, it will be too tempting to say, “Great! That takes care… More
January 2021 John E. McDonough, Sherry Glied,
Every US administration since 1966 has had to engage in Medicare policymaking. The program covers 61 million elderly and disabled Americans, accounts… More
January 2021 Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Walter D. Dawson,
Long-term care needs are high in the United States and are expected to grow. Yet, universal coverage of long-term care did not occur with health care… More
January 2021 Sandro Galea, Lawrence O. Gostin, Alan B. Cohen, Nicole Lurie,
The arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines and of new Presidential leadership mark important turning points in the pandemic. President-elect Biden… More
December 2020 Michelle M. Mello, Alan B. Cohen,
President-elect Biden will take office during a staggering new wave of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Fighting the pandemic is his… More
December 2020 Dalton Conley, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach,
Though children are said to have—on average—the least dangerous response to novel coronavirus infections, in other ways, kids have been… More
December 2020 Sara Rosenbaum, Heidi L. Allen, Joel C. Cantor,
The ambition of the Biden-Harris campaign’s national health reform plan is easy to overlook, in part, because of the relatively modest sound of an… More
December 2020 Richard M. Scheffler, Thomas Rice,
President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a federal public option similar to Medicare as the centerpiece of his health policy agenda, though the details… More
December 2020 Harold A. Pollack, Amy C. Watson,
The deaths of Robert Saylor, Laquan McDonald, Quintonio LeGrier, Dantre Hamilton, Walter Wallace and so many others underscore the repeated failure of… More
December 2020 David Rosner,
For those who think elections don’t matter, take a look at the climate change discussion in the past few weeks. More
November 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin, Sandro Galea,
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the world’s leading public health agency, so admired that whole regions and countries… More
November 2020 Mark V. Pauly, Gail R. Wilensky,
The principle of “paying for value rather than volume” has been touted by health policy experts as one of the most important ways to improve… More
November 2020 Alan B. Cohen, Amanda Katchmar,
Quarterly Editor Alan B. Cohen and Boston University’s Amanda Katchmar outline the immediate actions the new administration should take to protect the health and well-being of all Americans, particularly those that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. More
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