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A theoretical analysis of protectionism

The Trump Administration, through its aggressively realist view on trade, has reverted back to the idea of protectionism. Utilizing the rationale that employing tariffs on imports will galvanize domestic industries and protect them from foreign competition, the White House has gotten the country involved in several costly trade wars, most notably with China. The data … Continue reading

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