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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
January 2022 John E. McDonough,
Back in my 20s, in early 1980s Massachusetts, I was a tenant organizer and advocate. I learned quickly that the landlord-tenant space was zero-sum,… More
December 2021 Richard M. Scheffler, Olivia Shane,
Health equity has become a familiar buzzword in public health. There is, however, little consensus about what it means and how to measure it.… More
November 2021 Paula M. Lantz,
Paula M. Lantz discusses the implications for population health and public policy on the declining birth rate in the US. More
November 2021 Hahrie Han,
Scholars and policymakers alike have understood the connection between the social determinants of health and health for centuries now, but progress in… More
October 2021 Alan B. Cohen, Amanda Katchmar,
As health care spending in the United States climbed to seemingly unsustainable heights 40 years ago, some observers predicted that rationing of… More
October 2021 Mark V. Pauly,
Mark Pauly of the University of Pennsylvania proposes taxing employment-based health insurance plans for high-income people only in this guest Opinion. More
September 2021 John E. McDonough,
The massive shortcomings of the US health care delivery system have been strikingly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. One key shortcoming involves the nation’s health care workforce—physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, and many others. To address this challenge, President Biden and Congress should establish a national health care workforce commission. More
September 2021 David Rosner,
Epidemics are more than biological events, says David Rosner of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in his latest Milbank Quarterly Opinion. “The ways we react to disease outbreaks are products of our beliefs, our knowledge, our prejudices, and our social and political histories,” Rosner explains. In this new commentary, Rosner explores the broad rejection of smallpox inoculation in 18th century America, its impact on health and life expectancy, and its parallels to today’s resistance to COVID-19 vaccination. More
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