Topic: health policy

Is the EU about to make the placebo a crime?

Two apparently well-meaning legal initiatives from Europe aimed at fighting falsified or substandard medicines could have the unintended consequence of exposing medical researchers and drug manufacturers to criminal prosecution, according to a new commentary in the journal Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR).…

Gawande discusses end-of-life care tonight on Frontline

Tune in tonight, Tuesday, February 10, to see Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health interviewed on PBS' Frontline about his book, Being Mortal, in which he discusses issues related…

Health insurers may be using drug coverage to discriminate

For immediate release: January 28, 2015 In some U.S. health plans, HIV drugs cost nearly $3,000 more per year than in other plans. If left unchecked, this practice could partially undermine a central feature of the Affordable Care Act. Boston, MA ─ Some…

The ACA and jobs

February 2014 – Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on employment. (Conversations in Public Health, 5:01) Please click the play icon above to play…

Why Public Health? María Portela Martínez

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. María Portela Martínez, MD, MPH ’14, and a Mongan Commonwealth Minority Health Policy…

ACA this week - Do enrollment targets matter?

March, 2014 – Although the number of people signing up for health care through the federal and state marketplaces is currently behind the administration’s target, Benjamin Sommers, professor of health policy and economics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says…

ACA this week - Leadership in consumer health care

February 2014 -- Leadership is critical in advocating for health care consumers. How do you advocate in a tough political environment? What leadership strategies or skills are most effective? An interview with Ron Pollack, Executive Director for Families USA. Check out the…

African countries could pay greater share of HIV/AIDS funding

As economies improve in sub-Saharan Africa, the region’s 12 countries could cover more of the funding for HIV/AIDS programs, according to a new analysis by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lecturer Stephen Resch and colleagues at the Results for Development…

Vermont calls it quits on single payer

In a December 23, 2014 opinion piece in CommonWealth, health policy expert John McDonough of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lamented Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recent decision not to pursue a single-payer financing scheme for health insurance in that state…

Getting to universal health coverage

December 11, 2014 — Julio Frenk is Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. What does…