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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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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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Now What? A Health Policy Expert’s Analysis on the Demise of the AHCA

By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition After a flurry of behind-the-scenes arm-twisting by President Trump and negotiations with members of their own party, the Republican leadership tabled the American Health Care … Continue reading

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Author Bob Friis Reveals His Secrets for Making Epi Fun for Undergrads

In a this webinar recorded on March 24, Bob Friis, author of Epidemiology 101, explores ways to get undergraduate students engaged and interested in learning about epidemiology. “Epidemiology is often a required prerequisite course for non-majors who are not focused … Continue reading

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Republican Proposals to Change Medicaid

By Sara Wilensky A previous post (The Republican Proposal to Replace the ACA), reviewed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which is the Republican bill being considered in the House that is intended to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … Continue reading

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The Republican Proposal to Replace the ACA: An Analysis

By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition On March 6, 2017, the Republican leadership in the House introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a move to begin repealing and replacing … Continue reading

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