The Health Care Industry in the US Is at a Crossroads

March 30, 2020

An article in the Harvard Business Review that acknowledges the dilemma many of the for-profit hospitals in the US are now facing sees the solution in an appeal to the insurance companies that dominate the American health care economy. How to Kill People to Save an Outmoded Idea of the...

Yahoo Finance and the Power of the Status Quo

October 30, 2019

Yahoo Finance’s senior correspondent, Rick Newman, has a bee in his bonnet. He calls it “transitioning.” In his eyes, it is the source of all ills, clearly something to be avoided at all costs. And precisely because of costs, which makes perfect sense for a financial pundit imbued with the...

Why Addressing Social Factors Could Improve US Health Care

August 31, 2019

Health in the US is a tale of two starkly different realities. The better-off and well-connected are not only in a stronger position to receive care when they need it, but they also start off with advantages that have a tremendous effect on health — in housing, employment, stress levels, food...

The Gender Gap in Global Health

May 09, 2018

Cuts to the CDC will disproportionately harm women's health worldwide.  With the proposed cuts to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) global epidemic disease activities, marginalized populations around the world will become more vulnerable to infectious disease...