Category Archives: National Healthcare


The Public Health of Private Prison Healthcare

This post was written by Katie Gottschalk and Rebecca Reingold. On August 18th, the United States Justice Department declared its plan to end the use of privately run prisons. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates made the announcement after officials concluded that private prison facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those […]

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Parental Leave: Time for a new norm in the U.S.

Many people don’t consider the impact of parental leave options until they are in the position of needing to take time off to have a baby. This is not an area where the United States has excelled as one of only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid time off according to […]

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Spike in hepatitis C rates in young women further supports the need for screenings for all pregnant women

As the rate of Hepatitis C infections among young Americans increases, so does the risk of infections in infants. The CDC reports a 22% increase between 2011 and 2014  in HCV infections in women of childbearing age, between 15-44 years.  There was also a 14% increase in infections in children 2 years and younger seen during […]

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Obamacare Premium Increases – Time to freak out? Not so fast.

As the individual marketplace health insurance exchanges enter their 4th year of operation, growing pains still abound. Insurance providers are still struggling to determine appropriate pricing for various plans and are requesting a wide range of pricing changes – including some substantial premium increases – from state insurance regulators. The following are 5 key points […]

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The right to health for all: Ending discrimination against undocumented migrants

It is among the most – if not the most – prevalent form of formal discrimination when it comes to the ability of everyone to enjoy universally recognized human rights, embodied in the laws of most countries: discrimination against non-citizens, and above all, against undocumented immigrants, with respect to the right to health. Most countries […]

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