Health Care Policy

A child receiving a vaccination.

Unique Policy Challenges for Children's Health Care Access

New analysis from N'dea Moore-Petinak

Since 2016, the rate of uninsured children in the US has begun to rise for the first time since the adoption of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 1997. A new paper published this week in JAMA Pediatrics analyzes new and existing threats to children’s access to health insurance. Read more

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Future of UK's Health Care System Uncertain as Brexit Moves Forward Amid COVID-19

Q&A with Holly Jarman and Scott Greer

While COVID-19 has been garnering the attention of leaders around the world, the transition period for Brexit ends Dec. 31, 2020. A group of researchers, including Holly Jarman and Scott Greer from University of Michigan's School of Public Health recently analyzed the negotiating position in assessing the potential impact on health of the United Kingdom's future relationship agreement with the European Union. Read more

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Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ+ Rights Will Have 'Monumental' Impact on Community

Q&A with Gary Harper

Gary Harper discusses the implications of the recent 6-3 Supreme Court decision that states that LGBTQ+ individuals are protected from job discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Harper was among a group of researchers who wrote two amicus briefs in support of the employees in the case. Read more

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Public Health Surveillance: Immunity, Testing, and Contact Tracing

Q&A with Abram Wagner

Long before we could sequence a virus’s genome in a matter of weeks, we used public health tactics like contact tracing to sort out the movement of a disease in a population. Contact tracing is one of the “traditional” tools of epidemiologists. Today, we have more public health surveillance tools at our disposal, and we’ll need both the old and the new to bring COVID-19 under control. Read more