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Experts: Reparations could help address health inequities

With COVID-19 highlighting the health disparities between Black and white Americans, a growing number of public health experts are calling for cash reparations to address the inequities. “Cash restitution would save lives,” said Mary Bassett, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor…

Medicaid expansion linked with fewer cancer deaths

Medicaid expansion propelled by the Affordable Care Act has been linked with a significant reduction in risk of early death among patients with newly diagnosed cases of breast, lung, and colon cancer, according to a new study.

Quantifying health coverage losses under Trump

Between the years 2016 and 2019—the majority of President Donald Trump’s current term in office—the number of Americans without health insurance jumped by about 2.3 million, and that loss of health coverage led to at least 3,399 deaths…

Where post-election health care may be headed

After the election, changes are likely on the docket for the Affordable Care Act, telehealth, and the COVID-19 response, according to Harvard Chan School health policy expert Benjamin Sommers.

Op-ed: Want to make the world a healthier place? Vote.

Voting is one of the most potent ways to effect large-scale change in public health, according to Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In an October 16, 2020 op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer,…