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Our opinion page features commentary from some of the best minds currently working to improve the public’s health on issues related to population health and health policy.
August 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although funding and access to health care have long been important issues in American public policy, far less attention has been paid to issues relating to public health. More
August 2022 Heidi L. Allen,
State variation in Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care is exacerbating transgender health disparities observed in low-income populations. More
June 2022 John E. McDonough,
For decades, corporate mergers and consolidations in the US health care system were like the weather—complain all you want because you can’t do anything about them. More
June 2022 Simar Singh Bajaj, Anthony Zhong, Bhav Jain, Fatima Cody Stanford,
The connections between infrastructure and health are robust, from the benefits of green spaces, physical activity, and clean air to the consequences of water pollution, community severance, and environmental contamination. More
May 2022 Harold A. Pollack, Jason Lerner, Mary Beth Shapley,
Despite recognizing the importance of the social determinants of health, the health policy and public health community have failed to recognize and reward the profession and practice of social work, say Harold Pollack, Jason Lerner, and Mary Beth Shapley of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. More
May 2022 Sara Rosenbaum,
One of the Trump administration’s most dramatic efforts to restructure long-established social welfare policy was a rule, issued in 2019 in the face… More
April 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although it may be premature to regard the United States as in a postpandemic world, the health care workforce is showing signs of returning to its… More
March 2022 Dalton Conley,
Much ado has been made about the potential for CRISPR technology to radically transform life in domains from agriculture to medicine. No doubt this… More
March 2022 David Rosner,
In 1970, after a decade of struggle on the part of labor, and a decade of rising industrial accident rates, the Occupational Safety and Health… More
February 2022 Heidi L. Allen, Ezra Golberstein, Zinzi Bailey,
The Biden administration has made Medicaid a central feature of its Build Back Better health policy platform, with a goal of reducing disparities.… More
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