Optimizing Big Data to Inform the Plausibility of Patient Debt

Díaz S and Bhatnagar V. Optimizing big data to inform the plausibility of patient debt. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract In 2014, states approving the expansion of Medicaid, a tenet of the Affordable Care Act, received monies to expand health care coverage. Using publicly available national datasets[1.Financial Capability Study: Data and Downloads. (n.d.). Retrieved […]

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Prakash I. Modicare: a universal experience gone wrong. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Healthcare has often been placed at the backburner of public addresses and most often does not get the attention it deserves. A quick change to this fact comes from India’s prime minister Narendra Modi who launched a scheme in healthcare that has […]

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

Gumidyala S. The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts: can current legislation address new challenges? Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. In 2016, Massachusetts had an opioid related death rate of about 33 for every 100,000 people, one of the highest rates among all 50 states, and much higher than the national average of about 20.[1.Drug Overdose Mortality […]

Flight Bans and the Ebola Crisis: Policy Recommendations for Future Global Health Epidemics

Ferrell C, Agarwal P. Flight bans and the Ebola crisis. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;14. Abstract Commercial airlines are positioned to be the most effective means to address global infectious disease epidemics. However, during the Ebola epidemic in 2014, many countries responded by shutting down borders and banning flights to Sierra Leone, Guinea and […]

Health Reform in the U.S.: Same Evidence, Different Frames

Coles E. Health Reform in the U.S. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;14. Though many celebrated the Republican failure last year to pass health care reform, it also contained a dark lining. For those who want wholesale changes to our broken system, it is discouraging to see that Republicans, who controlled both houses of Congress […]