About 178 million people currently have private coverage that they buy directly or get through a job. If everyone in this group were to have Medicare instead, then the amount hospitals’ recoup for caring for those patients would be lower than what private plans were paying. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
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A study shows that public support rises when opioid “safe consumption sites” are instead called “overdose prevention sites.” They said the findings could encourage more jurisdictions to consider using them to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the featured study, is quoted.
There have been 57 murders in Jacksonville this year, five of them trans women or gender non-conforming people — in other words, nearly nine percent of the city’s homicides. The combined incidents have sparked deep fears among queer Floridians as a disturbing pattern begins to arise. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted. Click here to […]
The United States has one of one the highest birth costs, with “surprise billing” skyrocketing some bills to six figures. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted. Click here to read
Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they’re learning basic skills, but only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States. Overall, fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems according to researchers. Faculty Associate Christina Bethell, […]
After months of pledging he would get pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices, President Trump can now say that he pressed the CEO of a major drug maker, Pfizer, to back down on a series of price hikes. However, none of it might make any difference in the amount they pay for their prescription drugs, […]
After infancy, the brain’s most dramatic growth spurt occurs in adolescence, and that growth means things get a little muddled in a teen mind. Teen brains are also wired to seek reward, act out, and otherwise exhibit immaturity that will change when they become adults. Faculty Associate Sara Johnson is quoted. Click to read
Deep poverty rates could rise again under new work requirements that Congress is considering for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, said Robert A. Moffitt, an economics professor at Johns Hopkins University. Faculty Associate Robert Moffit is quoted. Click to read
An art exhibit in Pigtown created portraits of sex workers and in an attempt to humanize them. The portraits are accompanied by material from the lives of the eight women who agreed to serve as models for the portraits. The exhibit is in conjunction with a program called SPARC, run by JHU’s Bloomberg School of […]
The skyrocketing cost of healthcare is a result of a system working as intended—to “extract resources from” the people using it, experts say. Because patients have limited ability to navigate the system, they have limited power to negotiate or push for change in the cost of care. Faculty Gerard Anderson is featured.