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Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Health Services Research

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET


Human rights treaties benefit the world’s most oppressed

By incorporating the role of dissent, a new theory of treaty effects shows that international human rights agreements, even if they don’t work perfectly, can still greatly benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

– Vanderbilt University

Contentious Compliance: Dissent and Repression under International Human Rights Law


Public Opinion Data Offers Insights Into Transgender Issues

In the first national public opinion survey of its kind, sociologists from Indiana University, University of Maryland and Ohio State University found evidence that undermines some of the primary arguments used to restrict the rights of transgender Am...

– Indiana University

Socius


Program expands to help Latin American growers

Stroll the produce aisles of most major supermarkets in the United States and one thing stands out that wasn’t the case 20 years ago: There’s an abundant, diverse supply of fresh fruits and vegetables available to consumers year-round.

– Cornell University


Lower Health Care Costs Act Highlights the Value of Vaccines

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today on the Lower Health Care Costs Act provides a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to address challenges compromising access to and uptake of vaccines that are among our most impo...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)


Features and Policy


'Whole Person' Approach Needed to Solve Opioid Epidemic, Says APA

Solving the opioid epidemic requires a “whole person” approach that includes nonpharmacological treatment for pain, as well as ensuring that people have the employment, education and housing supports they need for long-term recovery, the chief ex...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 10:00 ET


Announcements and Events


News Release: Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer From Homeland Security to USDA

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 16 pg., 165 KB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational res...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Experts


Regulation Expert Available to Discuss Proposed Internet Censorship Bill

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Expert on SCOTUS: Church-State Separation

– Case Western Reserve University


Anne Toomey McKenna comments on the newly re-introduced "hacking back" legislation.

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience


Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Iranian Affairs Expert Available to Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Democratic Primary Debates: American University Experts Available for Comment

– American University


Experts say tariffs, threats sow uncertainty, dampening business climate

– Arizona State University (ASU)


Global Health Law, Policy Expert Says WHO May Need to Establish New Level of Public Health Emergency for Regional Outbreaks

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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