Topic: North America

Obamacare and obstructionism

With the launch of the new state health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1, HSPH professor Atul Gawande writes in a New Yorker editorial about three forms of obstructionism taking place to hinder the rollout: some states not accepting federal funds to expand…

Crash course in healthy cooking

The annual “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives—Caring For Our Patients and Ourselves” conference, offered by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and The Culinary Institute of America, provides doctors and other health professionals with the latest in nutrition science as well as hands-on…

Government shutdown and the ACA

The acrimonious politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, led to a government shutdown on October 1, 2013—the day the ACA’s health exchanges debuted. But [[Robert Blendon]], Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and professor of health policy and…