Category Archives: Health reform

04.09.18

O'Neill Institute Co-Sponsors Oral Health Convening Focusing on Children with Special Health Care Needs

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A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Deamonte Driver, a twelve year old boy who died of a toothache in Maryland in February 2007. It is hard to believe a child can die in the United States from an untreated cavity, especially so close to the nation’s capital. While Deamonte’s death sparked outrage […]

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02.15.18

The Truth Behind Home Health Aide Certification Requirements

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    Home health aides (HHAs) play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of the elderly, ill, and disabled.  This role varies from changing bandages and distributing medications, to grocery shopping and helping to pay bills.  Unlike other health care workers who are located in a health care facility, HHAs enter patient […]

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11.29.17

While Congress Maintains Its Perpetual Impasse, Children Face the Threat of Losing their Health Insurance

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We are all well aware of the many attempts made by Congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It consumed Congress’ time and focus for months, and ultimately fizzled with unsuccessful votes to change the law. While Republicans were busy trying to take away health insurance from millions of Americans and make […]

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11.09.17

Gene Editing: The Health and Ethical Implications

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  DNA editing carries profound implications for basic science, medicine, and many other fields.  Gene editing can be used for a variety of different things including research, to treat disease, and for biotechnology.  Gene editing can be used to change the DNA in cells or organisms to understand their biology and how they work.  Genome […]

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10.20.17

Uber Accessible: How Health Care Providers are Partnering with Ride-Share Companies to Improve Transportation for Non-Emergency Care

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  More and more, technology is becoming a part of our everyday lives.  Increases in technology can have both positive and negative impacts.  We now live in a world where we can order anything, including food and car services on our phones.  Recently, ride share programs such as Uber and Lyft are partnering with medical […]

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07.26.17

House Appropriations Committee passes FY2018 health services budget bill that offers no additional funding for HIV or viral hepatitis initiatives; does not acknowledge the rising rates of Hepatitis C infections in the U.S.

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In a vote that followed party lines, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY2018 Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on July 20, 2017. The bill rejects most of the proposed cuts to health services recommended by the current Administration, but does little to boost funding for health services that desperately […]

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07.25.17

How the Built Environment Can Impact your Health

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Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator.  However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work.  This blog post examines how public health is […]

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04.12.17

Colombia Orders Sweetened Beverage Commercial off the Air

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This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On September 7, 2016, the Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence issued a resolution according to which it ordered the Asociación Colombiana de Educación al Consumidor (EDUCAR) to […]

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04.06.17

NEW O’NEILL INSTITUTE REPORT EXAMINES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS PROGRAM FOR PROTECTING AND ADVANCING HIV PUBLIC HEALTH GAINS DURING HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM

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This post was written by Sean Bland and Safura Abdool Karim, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. On March 24, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and Sean Bland of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Connie Garner of Foley Hoag LLP released a new report, “The […]

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03.28.17

Obamacare Is the Law of the Land… Now What?

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This post was written by Andrew Hennessy-Strahs, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to adh75@georgetown.edu. “Obamacare is the law of the land,” spoke Paul Ryan late Friday afternoon, following the collapse of support for his proposed legislation, the American Health Care Act […]

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