Healthcare / Politics

Bankruptcies in the Antibiotics Market: An Impending Crisis

            Without antibiotics, many everyday medical procedures would become deadly. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections that can arise from a range of causes including surgery, chronic conditions that weaken the immune system, dialysis, and cancer care.[1] However, the ability of the bacteria to adapt and become resistant to certain drugs that previously killed them, called antibiotic … Continue reading

Healthcare / Medicaid

Healthy Adult Opportunity: A Conservative Alternative to Medicaid Expansion?

The Trump administration recently released the Healthy Adult Opportunity, or HAO, initiative. This initiative offers states the option to revamp the way Medicaid is funded in their state. Medicaid funding has long been a topic of contention in healthcare. This needs-based public-assistance program that helps to cover the medical costs of specifically vulnerable or low-income … Continue reading

Healthcare / Politics

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: National Institute for Health Care Management webinar Social determinants of health (SDOH) are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age,” according to the WHO.[1] Examples of key issue areas include gender equity, early childhood education, social support, housing, transportation, and food security. Addressing social determinants … Continue reading

Healthcare / Home Health Services / Politics

Bipartisan Support of “Nurse Coaching”

Background“Nurse coaching” is another name for the nurse-family community partnerships that began in 1996 with a vision from David Olds and funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.[i]  What first began as 3 small case studies in New York, Tennessee, and Colorado has grown into a publicly … Continue reading

The Impact of “Public Charge” on Immigrants and Healthcare
Healthcare / Immigration / Politics

The Impact of “Public Charge” on Immigrants and Healthcare

This piece was co-authored by Sara Kurtovic. On October 4, 2019 President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that altered the definition of a “public charge” according to United States immigration policies.[1]The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first announced the rule August 14, 2019, and intended for it to become effective October 15, 2019.[2]However, the rule … Continue reading

The Impact of “Public Charge” on Immigrants and Healthcare
Healthcare / Immigration / Politics

The Impact of “Public Charge” on Immigrants and Healthcare

This piece was co-authored by Haley Hamblin. On October 4, 2019 President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that altered the definition of a “public charge” according to United States immigration policies.[1] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first announced the rule August 14, 2019, and intended for it to become effective October 15, 2019.[2] However, … Continue reading

Certificate of Need Laws: Are They Just a CON?
Healthcare

Certificate of Need Laws: Are They Just a CON?

Certificate of Need (CON) laws were initially put into effect as part of the “Health Planning Resources Development Act” of 1974. The law incentivised states to create CON programs by offering additional funding or withholding Medicare and Medicaid funds from those states that decided not to participate. The act sought to restrain health care facility … Continue reading

Smoking and Binge-drinking: only one of those can kill you, think Millennials
Healthcare

Smoking and Binge-drinking: only one of those can kill you, think Millennials

Kids these days — in particular 18-24 year-olds — are giving up cigarettes in favor of more refined ways of upsetting their parents. Although rates of young adult cigarette use have dropped significantly in recent years to just 10%, marijuana use has crept up to about 20% (p. 23). Meanwhile, e-cigarettes have exploded in popularity … Continue reading