Health

The True Cost of Welfare Reform

Researchers take advantage of early randomized experiments to analyze the impact of workforce participation requirements and time limits on participants’ health.

Food Stamps: More than a Safety Net?

Researchers find positive effects on health and economic self-sufficiency decades after initial exposure to the largest US hunger safety net program.

Swallowing a Bitter Pill: Expensive Prescriptions Mean Low Adherence

Low-income patients benefit when physicians prescribe cheaper drugs, but physicians don’t always know how much patients pay.

Suicide Prevention: A Policy Solution?

An examination of state insurance laws shows that mental health insurance coverage has a significant impact on suicide rates.

Will Pay-for-Performance Pay for Itself?

New study evaluates the effect of state implementation of Pay-For-Performance on nursing home care.

If Work Doesn’t Kill You…

Researchers examine the link between job loss and cardiovascular health in Norway.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Poverty, Depression, and Motherhood: An Unhealthy Combination

Recent analysis of national survey data highlights important statistics concerning prevalence of and treatment for major depression among low-income mothers with young children.

School Nurses: Luxury or Necessity?

Do school-based health centers improve sexual health outcomes for teenagers?

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor… But Tell Them to get Healthcare in Canada

There are disparities in healthcare utilization rates between the US and Canada for disadvantaged subgroups.

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