Substantial racial inequalities despite frequent health care contact found in treatment for opioid use disorder
In the wake of an opioid-related event, White patients received medication for opioid use disorder up to 80% more frequently than Black patients and up to 25% more frequently than Hispanic patients, according to a new study led…
Shock to the System
A recession with a pandemic at its core may help us reckon with the links between the economy, inequality, and health.
Millions of Americans facing ‘catastrophic’ health costs
In spite of health insurance coverage gains achieved under the Affordable Care Act, a new study found that many Americans are still struggling with “catastrophic” health care costs.
Raising doubts about presidential candidates’ claims on health care
Recent articles by Kaiser Health news and Politifact examined the factual accuracy of recent claims made by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg about health care policy, raising doubts about the men’s statements. Both articles featured…
Does Bernie Sanders’ claim about insurers and drug makers' profits check out?
Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has claimed that the health insurers and drug makers earn $100 billion a year off the U.S. health system, but some people have questioned whether that figure is accurate. A January…