Health

Medical Monopoly: Could Too Much Collaboration in Health Care Yield Higher Prices?

Accountable Care Organizations aim to make healthcare more efficient through closer relationships between physicians and hospitals, but a new study suggests that too much coziness might result in increased costs.

A Deep Dive into Immigrant Children’s Health

Recent research highlights the diverse ways an immigrant parent's demographics correlate with the likelihood his or her child receives healthcare services.

The Mindfield: Navigating Veterans Mental Health Policy

OIF and OEF heroes team with mental health professionals in the closest armed services-to-research relationship to date on the issues of PTSD and Veteran’s affairs

Ebola’s Devastation: On the Ground in Liberia

Aid worker Nina Goricar gives an eye-witness account of the Ebola quarantine in Monrovia, what’s missing from mainstream media coverage, and the effect of the crisis on Liberia’s basic health care and civic institutions.

Containing Ebola

What is Ebola, and why does it matter for public policy? This CPR special report and infographic explains what you need to know.

Finance for Social Good: Are Microloans Truly Empowering the Impoverished?

An experiment in rural Morocco finds that economic gains from access to microfinance are highly variable, and there are no significant indirect impacts on the status of women and children.

Making Sure Healthcare Reaches the Young Invincibles

Chicago Policy Review talks with Rory O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Young Invincibles, a national non-profit organization, on its role in expanding ACA healthcare coverage to hard-to-reach younger populations.

Medicare Advantage – An Advantage to Whom?

Thanks to limited competition, additional Medicaid Advantage payments are captured by insurers and other third parties instead of being passed along to beneficiaries.

What’s Race Got to Do With It? The Relationship Between Race and Health Outcomes in Segregated Neighborhoods

New research finds that race and ethnicity are important mechanisms through which neighborhood segregation affects self-rated health.

Policy Radio | Feeding America’s Sophie Milam on Food Insecurity in America

Sophie Milam with Feeding America discusses the current state of food insecurity in the United States and the impact of new farm bill legislation on food assistance programs.

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