Browsing: Health Policy

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Caring for All in a Divided Society If you're anything like me, the latest news headlines have left a part of you feeling uneasy. Whether you're conservative or liberal leaning, it seems safe to say
Health Policy Journal Club: Time to Join the War Against High Drug Prices Physicians can take steps to limit the pharmaceutical industry's ability to price-gouge The cost of prescription drugs in the
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Big Pharma Handout or Drug Development Boon? One of the most important pieces of health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act snuck into law in the last days of P
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Passport to Health: Challenges of Caring for Undocumented Children in the Emergency Department Introduction An undocumented immigrant is an individual who enters the United States without inspection
Where are freestanding emergency departments popping up - and how will that affect health policy?
Preserving the Safety Net: What is the True Cost of the Uninsured? President Donald J. Trump has sparked emotional debate across the country with bold promises on important public health issues like
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Use Your Voice! Hello there, EMRA! What a few months it has been! On the national level, we've had a presidential election and inauguration causing the politics in our capital to take a palpable pivo
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In This State House: Life as a Physician in the Legislature There I was, sitting in Starbucks with a recently elected state representative. As a new healthy policy fellow and emergency physician, I w
Introducing the ALTO Alternatives to Opioids Program Steven Stack, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician and immediate past-president of AMA, confronted the crisis in an open letter to America's
How to Talk to Your Legislator As medical students and future physicians, each of us can think of an issue or concern that we wish would be handled differently. Often, though, we stop at wishing for