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BY BRIAN CHIGLINSKY “I think I’m going to start with Fred.” I nodded. “That makes sense.” Fred was Nathan’s brain tumor. Fred was also a tried and true opener. It was a little weird, grabbed your attention, and then gave you a bridge into the real story about Nathan’s health insurance. Nathan even described Fred […]
BY ANN CRAWFORD-ROBERTS & SIDRA BONNER Congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as their first priority in the new Trump administration. Even before Trump takes office, the Senate and House have voted to initiate the process to gut major parts of the law commonly referred to as Obamacare. Following the […]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), much like women’s health, is a point of frequent contention in Washington and the courts. On June 30, 2014, those two points converged when the Supreme Court, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, dealt a blow to an ACA provision specific to women’s health: the birth control benefit. i The ACA […]
Sex-Selective Abortion Bans in the Wake of the ACA: Gendered Perspectives on Son Preference and a Reproductive Justice Framework
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many implications for Asian Pacific Islander American (API) women’s reproductive and sexual health, including provisions calling for preventive services, increased funding for mental health and community health centers, and ethnically disaggregated data collection. The political climate following the passage of the ACA has given rise to […]
From Lau v. Nichols to the Affordable Care Act: Forty Years of Ensuring Meaningful Access in Health Care
Abstract This article commemorates Lau v. Nichols on its fortieth anniversary by examining language access rights in the new era of health care reform following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Language assistance services are critical to accessing health care. Starting with Lau and ending with the ACA’s nondiscrimination provision, this article surveys the progression […]
Our guest today, Dr. Raul Ruiz, is no stranger to Harvard. Before he was a Congressman he earned his M.D. at the Harvard Medical School, an MPP at the Kennedy School, and a M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health. In our interview I think you hear elements of each; An ambition for public service that is informed by his experience in medicine. This interview is even a bit of a home coming as Congressman Ruiz is a the Former Editor-in-Chief of our very journal. We hope you enjoy this episode of the policycast.
Abstract Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, and yet they have some of the highest rates of being uninsured when disaggregated into ethnic subgroups. Analyzing U.S. Census data from the 2008 to 2010 American Community Surveys, this article seeks to identify factors contributing to disparities in health insurance coverage among […]
BY BRIAN CHIGLINSKY On the bright, sunny morning of Thursday, July 28, 2012, a group of reporters and interns could be seen in their best work outfits and most comfortable running shoes sprinting out of the regal, marble halls of the Supreme Court to the legions of cameras situated just beyond the front steps. In […]
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