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Like a Phoenix from the Ashes…The Senate’s Health Reform Efforts Live On

by Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Author of Essentials of Health Policy and the Law, 3rd Edition With the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House on May 4, 2017, the health reform debate moved to the … Continue reading

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Mass Casualties and Health Care Managers

By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition (This article originally published May 2015) When we think about mass casualty events, we usually think about natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes. … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: What Can We Learn from Hurricane Harvey and Will We Really Learn Them This Time?

By Suzet M. McKinney, DrPH, MPH Author of the Forthcoming text: Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Practical Solutions for the Real World It’s hard to believe that it has been over 10 years since Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast … Continue reading

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Why Should We Study the Health Care Systems of Other Nations?

By James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MSc Author of Comparative Health Systems, 2nd Edition Students in the U.S. and in many other countries as well, too often have a limited view of health care and population health, many times failing … Continue reading

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4th Edition of Issel’s Health Program Planning and Evaluation Stays True to Prior Editions with Several Improvements

Excerpted from the Preface of Health Program Planning and Evaluation, 4th Edition, by L. Michele Issel, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, Charlotte, North Carolina The fourth edition of Health … Continue reading

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How Health Insurance Actually Works

By Kristina M. Young, MS & Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS Authors of Health Care USA, 9th Edition Amidst all the rhetoric and bluster of the health care debate, public discourse suggests that many lawmakers and the American public have … Continue reading

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The Quest for Universal Health Coverage

By Richard Skolnik, MPA Author of Global Health 101 The quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to all efforts in global health. Indeed, all high-income countries, except the United States, have had a system of universal health coverage … Continue reading

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Health Care Quality as a Scientific Endeavor

by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Excerpted from the Foreword of Quality Health Care: A Guide to Developing and Using Indicators, Second Edition, by Robert C. Lloyd. (Available Sept. 1, 2017) In … Continue reading

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The Effort to Repeal and Replace the ACA Moves to the Senate

By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition In a political surprise (how many have there been?), the House of Representatives passed a modified version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on … Continue reading

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“Delivering Health Care in America” Authors Celebrate 20 Years with New 7th Edition Coming in October

By Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Indiana University at South Bend, School of Business and Economics Authors, Delivering Health Care in America, 7th Edition (Available Oct. 13, … Continue reading

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