Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Collins V. Conflicts of patient-caregiver communication and some workable solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract Health communication is a central topic in public health, especially due to the Affordable Care Act and subsequent changes in insurance policies which affect caregivers and healthcare systems. Poor communication skills in life leads to a myriad of issues, in […]

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Plevyak C. Food Stamp policy is failing. Here’s why. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22.  Nearly 12% of Americans struggle to put food on the table.[1.Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C. A., & Singh, A. (2018, September). Household Food Security in the United States in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/90023/err-256.pdf?v=0v] The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), […]

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

Gallori C. CVS-Aetna merger: benefitting consumers’ health, if not their pocketbooks. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22 In October 2018, the Justice Department gave preliminary approval for the merger of CVS Heath, a multi-billion dollar pharmacy company, and Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, two giants in a field that is rapidly consolidating.[1.Justice Department […]

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 […]