Health

Stigma of Mental Illness: Where Can Public Policy Step In?

Mental illness is common, often serious, highly treatable, and sometimes curable – yet stigma and discrimination often stand in the way of people getting help. Patrick Corrigan provides insight into the role of public policy in addressing stigma.

Policy Radio | Rob Christie on the Affordable Care Act and Chicagoland Health Care

This week, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Rob Christie discusses the ACA and making health care accessible in Chicagoland.

Dreaming of Blue Skies: The Impact of Winter Heating on Air Quality in Northern China

Winter heating is linked to higher ambient concentrations of total suspended particles (TSP) and a reduction in life expectancy in northern China.

Take Your Pills! Improving Medication Adherence through Value-Based Insurance Design Plans

Researchers examine characteristics associated with improved medication adherence in Value-Based Insurance Design plans that aim to improve patient health while reducing treatment cost.

Good Schools, Low Taxes, and Access to Medicaid?

Researchers at Harvard University find little evidence that people migrate to become eligible for Medicaid.

Understanding Medicaid’s Effects on New Enrollees: A Qualitative Approach

The authors utilize an alternative methodological approach—one that emphasizes qualitative research—in order to better understand how newly insured individuals interact with the healthcare system.

One Strange Health Statistic That Could Improve American Healthcare

A new study looks at a surprisingly simple metric—consumers’ self-rated overall health—and finds that it has become increasingly powerful at predicting mortality over the last few decades.

An Irrational Decision? Preventative Care Use Declines During High Unemployment

A new study suggests that preventative care has lower demand during high unemployment because it has an immediate cost but a delayed benefit.

Sharing the Burden: Are Cost Sharing Initiatives as Effective among Individuals with Lower Incomes?

Who bears the burden of increased patient cost sharing?

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