Health

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.

Sewing Up the Hole in the Safety Net: Hope for the Hard-To-Reach Homeless Through Medicaid Expansion

A study of Massachusetts’ Medicaid expansion shows a significant increase in Medicaid enrollment among the homeless seeking substance abuse treatment.

Why We’ll Need More Than Just Inhalers if Climate Change and Air Pollution Persist

A large, multi-country study in Europe demonstrates a synergistic relationship between climate change and air pollution and their negative effects on respiratory health.

Death by Insurance: Disparities in Healthcare Outcomes Based on Payment Methods

Researchers find a link between health outcomes and the type of insurance used by patients being treated for similar medical conditions at the same hospitals.

Are Health Policy Preferences Really About Health? The Hidden Influence of Biased Media Portrayals

A recent survey suggests that stigmatizing images of obese people in medical health articles can significantly increase reader support for policies that discriminate against the obese.

Churning through Children’s Health: Improving Continuity of Medicaid Coverage

Researchers evaluate how implementation of continuous-eligibility enrollment policies affects the average length of children’s enrollment in the Medicaid program.

Electronic Health Records: A Prescription for Quality Care?

A study of New York City clinics demonstrates the benefits of electronic health records and pay-for-performance incentives.

No Longer Locked In

The ACA weakens the link between employers and access to health insurance. What will the labor market implications be?

Child Neglect: Are We Doing Enough?

Research highlights the adverse consequences of severe child neglect and the importance of early intervention.

Food Security in an Increasingly Urban World: The Case of Bolivia

The founder of Alternativas discusses agricultural challenges in a world of climate and economic changes.

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