08.05.19

Cuts to Reproductive Healthcare Coverage: Can Canadians Afford the Savings?

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Oh, Canada… The land of maple syrup, universal health care and… triplets? Funding cuts to fertility services in Canada have led to higher incidences of multiple births in recent years, threatening the health of mothers and babies and placing financial strain on the Canadian healthcare system. As in any universal health care system, resources are […]

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08.04.19

The Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela and the Burden on Girls and Women

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This post was written by Santiago Martínez-Neira, consultant to the International Commission of Jurists, and Isabel Barbosa. Image courtesy of Human Rights Watch It is well known that Venezuela is going through a humanitarian crisis. Beyond the political and economic implications of this sad outcome, the crisis reminds us that, in such scenarios, girls and […]

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08.02.19

State Legislators and the Opioid Epidemic: Not Yet Out of the Woods

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Regina LaBelle and Shelly Weizman are Director and Associate Director, respectively, of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center. LaBelle served as Chief of Staff in the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration. Weizman was Assistant Secretary for Mental Hygiene in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration. Leigh Bianchi, […]

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07.26.19

The Importance of Global Payment Thinking to a Universal Health Care Mindset

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The United States pays double for health care compared to other OECD countries and often has just as good, if not worse outcomes. These facts have become a consistent refrain for Democratic presidential candidates in a field defined by its different takes on Medicare for All. With millions of Americans still uninsured, the health care […]

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07.26.19

A Spotlight on the Rise of Hepatitis A Cases in the U.S. as we Recognize World Hepatitis Day on July 28

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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, and this year we highlight the recent surge in Hepatitis A virus (HAV) outbreaks across the United States. HAV is a vaccine-preventable viral infection of the liver transmitted through the consumption of tiny amounts of feces or through contact with an effected person. HAV can cause mild to severe […]

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07.25.19

Vaccines & Adolescent Decision-Making: Part 2

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States have grappled with the regulation of adolescent decision-making related to other health services, most notably “sensitive” or stigmatized health services. States have recognized that while parental involvement in adolescent medical decision-making is ideal, there are certain services that adolescents will not seek if they are required to inform or receive permission from their parents. […]

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07.22.19

Y2K Implicated in 2019: DATA to MATA, the Opioid Epidemic, and Buprenorphine

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Drug overdoses in the U.S. cause more deaths annually than gun violence and motor-vehicle collisions combined. In 2017 alone 70,237 Americans died from drug overdose, 67.8% of those deaths are specifically attributed to opioids. Though we are in the midst of a public health crisis, there are possible solutions to reduce morbidity and mortality through Medication-Assisted […]

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07.19.19

Improving Laws to Support PrEP Access and HIV Prevention for Young People

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective method of HIV prevention. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that PrEP use among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) increased 500% from 2014 to 2017, although uptake among other groups remains lower and disparities among MSM continue to […]

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07.19.19

Maricopa County and Federal, State, and Local Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic

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Director Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) visited Maricopa County, Arizona Wednesday, July 18 to discuss strategies to end the HIV epidemic, which has hit the state’s most populous county particularly hard. President Trump has called for $291 million in Fiscal Year 2020 to implement Ending the HIV Epidemic: […]

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07.12.19

How Health Insurance is Providing a Not So Pleasant Surprise For Insured Patients Seeking Care

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Surprise medical billing has become a reality for many Americans seeking treatment from the U.S. health care system, with 4 in 10 people saying they had received a surprisingly large medical bill during 2017. In a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 67 percent of people polled noted worry about surprise medical bills. This worry […]

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