Category Archives: Public Health

Looking Back on the Desegregation of U.S. Hospitals in 1966

[Last summer, I wrote the following review of  The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health Care System by David Barton Smith.  The review just came out in The Common Reader.  I still think … Continue reading

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Is “Dental Care for All” on the Horizon?

[This commentary, “Might Oral Health Be the Next Big Thing?” was published in the December 2016 edition of the Milbank Quarterly.  It was written back in September — pre-November 8th.  Just sayin’…] Has the time come for a national movement … Continue reading

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Assessing President Obama’s Health Legacy

I was asked last August to write an assessment of President Barack Obama’s public health legacy for the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  My drop-dead deadline was mid-October when the overwhelming consensus indicated a likely electoral … Continue reading

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Reframing Prevention in the ACA Era

This article, “Reframing Prevention in the Era of Health Reform,” was co-authored by Dr. Howard Koh, Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, and me in the September 13 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association: The 2010 passage of the Affordable … Continue reading

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Shorter Lives and Poorer Health on the Campaign Trail — An Idea

This article was published in the March 2016 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  A related commentary from Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institute (formerly of the Heritage Foundation) follows:  For those desiring serious and compelling conversation on … Continue reading

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Amazing Accomplishments in Global Health in 2015

We get so caught up in the Donald and Hillary and Ted and Bernie shows.  Yet there is so much else going on in the world about which most Americans never hear — such as global health. Permit me to … Continue reading

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CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce over Tobacco

The reaction against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy for the global tobacco industry is growing, first reported last week in the New York Times. Today, the Times reported that CVS Health Corporation announced that it is quitting the U.S. … Continue reading

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