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I began reminiscing about my Gilbert and Sullivan experience during last summer’s confounding game of musical chairs played by various members of the US Congress, occupants of the Oval Office and West Wing, and policymakers of all stripes and sizes seeking to gut the Affordable Care Act of 2010… More
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Ezekiel J. Emanuel,
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John E. McDonough,
Gail R. Wilensky,
Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Gilbert Gonzales, Carrie Henning-Smith,
Using data from a large multistate sample to compare barriers to care between cisgender, transgender, and gender nonconforming adults, researchers found that transgender and gender nonconforming adults experience barriers to health care for a variety of reasons, including discrimination, health insurance policies, employment, and public policy, or lack of awareness among health care providers on transgender-related health issues. More
Colleen Grogan, Sunngeun (Ethan) Park,
Studies of Medicaid’s policy evolution over time note its surprising resilience to retrenchment. The surprise is based on its origins and the fact that most means-tested programs in the United States are stigmatizing. Today, over 60% of Americans are connected to the Medicaid program: either they, a family member, or a close friend has benefited from the program. This raises a crucial question: has Medicaid pivoted closer to politics resembling a middle-class entitlement program? If so, Medicaid would no longer be stigmatized, and, regardless of political partisanship, people connected to the program would fight to protect its benefits. More
Eytan Ellenberg, Mark I. Taragin, Jay R. Hoffman, Osnat Cohen, Daniella Luft-Afik, Zvia Bar-On, Ishay Ostfeld,
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Yukiko Asada, Hannah Abel, Chris Skedgel, Grace Warner,
Context: Graphs are an essential tool for communicating health inequality, a key health policy concern. The choice of graphs is often driven by… More
Jeremy Veillard, Krycia Cowling, Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, Hannah Ratcliffe, Meredith Kimball, Shannon Barkley, Laure Mercereau, Ethan Wong, Chelsea Taylor, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Hong Wang,
Context: The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI), a collaboration between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, and… More
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