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    Book Review: Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective by Philipp Trein

Book Review: Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective by Philipp Trein

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In Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective, Philipp Trein examines the coevolution of policies to prevent diseases (public health) and policies aimed at curing illnesses (healthcare) through a comparative historical analysis of Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US. This is a much-needed contribution to the field, finds Michael Warren, providing a […]

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    The GOP’s “supply-side” abortion bans won’t work and will have dire consequences for women’s health

The GOP’s “supply-side” abortion bans won’t work and will have dire consequences for women’s health

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Lawmakers in many conservative-states have recently passed a tranche of far-reaching bills aimed at restricting abortion. Alex Keena argues that such “supply-side” measures to prevent abortion are unlikely to be effective, as they will do little to reduce the number of women who get abortions. Instead of being able to access abortion in their home states, he writes, women […]

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    In the US, preferences for more or less generous social policies are personal

In the US, preferences for more or less generous social policies are personal

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Heading into the 2020 presidential election, many policy debates surround measures which would help to address economic insecurity, such as Medicare-for-All and higher minimum wage laws. In new research, Mallory E. Compton and Christine S. Lipsmeyer look into what drives voters to support more government spending on one such policy – unemployment insurance. They find that when the economy […]

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    The curse of slavery has left an intergenerational legacy of trauma and poor health for African Americans

The curse of slavery has left an intergenerational legacy of trauma and poor health for African Americans

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African Americans experience much higher rates of poverty, unemployment, and negative health outcomes compared to Whites in the US. Michael J Halloran writes that the intergenerational cultural trauma caused by 300 years of slavery – alongside poor economic circumstances and social prejudice – has led to the poor state of physical, psychological and social health among African Americans.

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    In California, party polarization and divided government means more initiatives aimed at funding programs and fewer which cut taxes

In California, party polarization and divided government means more initiatives aimed at funding programs and fewer which cut taxes

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In nearly half of US states, voters are able to directly influence state budgets through the ballot initiative process. In new research, Jeff Cummins examines what drives ballot box budgeting in California, finding that while divided government means more budget related initiatives, it makes tax cut measures less likely as legislators who are otherwise at loggerheads can generally agree […]

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    Book Review: Global Health Governance in International Society by Jeremy Youde

Book Review: Global Health Governance in International Society by Jeremy Youde

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In Global Health Governance in International Society, Jeremy Youde reflects on the challenges facing global health governance and the future of international society. While this is a theoretically engaging and empirically informed study, Ioannis Papagaryfallou questions the solidarist approach of the English School of international theory within the text. 

Global Health Governance in International Society. Jeremy Youde. Oxford University Press. 2018.

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    In the 2018 midterms, Medicaid was a big winner in three deep red states.  

In the 2018 midterms, Medicaid was a big winner in three deep red states.  

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In this year’s midterm elections, not only did the Democratic Party retake the US House of Representatives, voters in three red states – Utah, Nebraska and Idaho – approved the expansion of Medicaid via ballot measures. Sarah Scaffidi writes that the votes to expand Medicaid to more than 300,000 people across these states shows that voters value healthcare above […]

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    Despite Democrats’ takeover of the House, don’t expect Republicans to give up on undoing Obamacare

Despite Democrats’ takeover of the House, don’t expect Republicans to give up on undoing Obamacare

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In the lead up to last week’s midterm elections, polls consistently showed that healthcare was on the forefront of many Americans’ minds. With the Democratic Party now in control of the US House of Representatives, Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare reform, Obamacare, are likely to be significantly curtailed. But that doesn’t mean they will end completely, […]

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    Stereotypes about poverty mean that policymakers aren’t fighting food insecurity. Local food movements may be our best hope for now.

Stereotypes about poverty mean that policymakers aren’t fighting food insecurity. Local food movements may be our best hope for now.

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Despite the country’s vast food production and exports, millions of Americans go hungry every day. While many are quick to point the finger at poor spending choices, the reality of food insecurity is far more complex, write Kaitland M. Byrd, W. Carson Byrd, Leslie Hossfeld, E. Brook Kelly, and Julia Waity. They argue that as long as those in […]

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    The jury is in on cannabis legalization in North America: it’s been a success.

The jury is in on cannabis legalization in North America: it’s been a success.

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Has the legalization of cannabis in some parts of North America been a success? While some suggest that the jury is still out on that question, Daniel Bear argues that the drug’s legalization has largely been a good thing. Citing increasing tax revenues which have been allocated to health and education programs as well as falling violent crime in […]

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