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The Supreme Court Stands Tall for Reproductive Rights

Brief #50—Health Policy Last week, the Supreme Court took a stand against limiting reproductive rights in a recent ruling. The Court blocked a Louisiana law, in a 5-4 vote, that would have limited access to abortions in the state by only allowing one doctor in one...

Say Goodbye to Surprise Medical Bills! Well, Not Entirely

Brief #48—Health Policy Summary Donald Trump and his administration have taken proactive steps to solve the nationwide issue of surprise hospital fees. Starting this month, Trump has mandated that hospitals publicly reveal prices for their services. These online...

Threats to the Affordable Care Act Amid Midterm Medicaid Success

Brief #48—Health Policy Summary Throughout the Trump Administration’s tenure, there has been an underlying campaign promise: dismantling and destroying the Affordable Care Act. Translation: cutting off healthcare to millions of families. The key policies in the...

New Trump Administration Attacks on LGBTQIA+ Community

Brief #45—Health Policy Summary Last month, Axios published an interview with Trump in which he suggested that there would be steps taken to ensure that gender identification from the federal government would be purely binary. Earlier this month, the Trump...

Bipartisanship Response on Opioid Crisis isn’t Bold Enough

Brief #43—Health Policy Summary This week, the Senate is poised to vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act (OCRA)  of 2018. This bill would increase access to addiction treatment centers, increase opportunities for research on non opioid painkillers, and make it...

Time Out: Let’s Talk Health Care Rhetoric

We interrupt a regularly scheduled brief to bring you a dissection of healthcare rhetoric. If you’ve been paying any attention to the midterm elections, or just watching/reading/absorbing by osmosis the news in the last few months, you know that healthcare reform is a...
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