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  • Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    By Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, and David U. Himmelstein, MD | American Journal of Public Health, January 2017
    President Obama inherited an economy in crisis, burgeoning inequality in wealth and health, and a legion of medically uninsured Americans whose ranks had grown by 11 million under the previous administration. He staunched the bleeding but provided no cures.

  • Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    By Mark Dimondstein | PhRMA Protest Rally, November 18, 2016
    Sisters and brothers, the people that I represent, for the most part, do have health insurance right now. But every day it’s going up, every day we have to pay more, every day the benefits go down, every day we’re in a fight with the insurance companies.

  • Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    By Stephanie Innes | Arizona Daily Star, December 6, 2016
    If President-elect Donald Trump wants to reform health care in the U.S., he might do well to consult Tucson physician Dr. Paul Gordon. Gordon, 61, this year cycled 3,255 miles over three months, listening to Americans talk about the Affordable Care Act.

  • Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016
    Although this AJPH editorial was written a couple of weeks before the surprise results of the presidential election were known, it does not change the message. Curing our heath care deficits will require broad popular mobilization, not just the wishes of a president, no matter his or her intentions.
  • Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    There will likely be considerable heat in the discussions ahead on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Based on current observations, much of it will be clouded with failure to adhere to the actual facts which are based on sound health policy science.
  • Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    This is one more highly credible study that demonstrates that high-deductible health plans are creating great financial burdens amongst enrollees in employer-sponsored health plans. These burdens are especially large for low-income employees - a group that already suffers from high financial burdens.