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June 2021 Dalton Conley,
Dalton Conley of Princeton University poses some health policy questions, such as whether individuals with post-COVID syndrome, or long COVID, should be considered part of a vulnerable population, and whether post-COVID syndrome should be considered a preexisting condition protected under the Affordable Care Act. More
May 2021 John E. McDonough,
In late 2017, President Donald Trump and Republican majorities in Congress eliminated the tax penalty tied to the individual health insurance mandate… More
May 2021 Rashawn Ray, Lawrence O. Gostin,
May 25, 2021, marks the first year following the murder of George Floyd by convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin. Videos of police killings… 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
April 2021 Joshua M. Sharfstein,
In 1988, the Institute of Medicine (now the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) defined… More
April 2021 Gail R. Wilensky,
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the view was expressed that, without federal direction, states would not have reliable vaccine distribution plans. In… 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 John E. McDonough,
President Joe Biden hopes to husband a new administration and, perhaps, a new politico-economic era distinct from that of President Donald Trump and… More
December 2020 Dalton Conley,
If we have (re-)learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that any new health shock is borne differentially by those of different… More
November 2020 Sherry Glied,
Many advocates hope that addressing the quality of housing, or similar social needs, can help us escape from the quagmire of ever-increasing US health… More
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