Health Care

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Silver linings

Critical knowledge gained from COVID-19 pandemic proves invaluable to alumni

Across the country, the pandemic put stress on the health care system, revealing both its strengths—heroic providers and adaptability in the face of uncertainty—and areas where it must improve. Three Health Services Administration executive-level alumni share their COVID stories and the lessons they learned for the future.

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Transgender Young Adults Risk Homelessness, Racism When Moving

Young transgender adults often relocate to cities like San Francisco where they feel safer and have access to adequate health care, but the migration might place them at risk of homelessness, unemployment and racism, say University of Michigan researchers.

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Patient Discrimination during a Health Care Encounter

A new paper looks at patient experiences of discrimination in the US health system, finding that the types of discrimination a person can encounter in a health care setting varies, with 21% of non-institutionalized, English-speaking US adults experiencing discrimination while seeking medical care.

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The Longview: Reflections on the ACA at 10

Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA ’78

The framers of the Affordable Care Act can be proud of many things the act has accomplished, from reducing the number of uninsured to assuring those with preexisting conditions are not excluded from coverage. Perhaps most significantly, the ACA has changed the way we think and the actual conversation we are having about health care coverage and care.