Health

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.

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.

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