May You Live in Interesting Times: The Challenges of Health Policy Analysis in a Turbulent Period

A purported Chinese curse -- “May you live in interesting times” -- seems apt for this current chaotic period of American public policy.  (It appears that the quote does not actually have Chinese origins and was simply coined by an English politician in the 1930s to sound sagacious.)  As a student (and teacher) of health policy, there is no question that the past year, during which Congress and President Trump tried repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), had high political drama, with fingernail-biting day by day acti

The Affordable Care Act: A Great Unraveling? A Talk by Sara Rosenbaum

Nationally recognized expert Sara Rosenbaum’s talk provides a wealth of information about the ACA’s history and impacts. 

Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Eliminate 345,000 Jobs in U.S. by 2026

A new analysis of the Graham-Cassidy legislation suggests that it would trigger the loss of 345,000 jobs by the year 2026.

Cuts to Aid and Advertising Related to ACA Discussed in Major News Publications

The implications of yesterday’s announcement of severe cuts to funds that help Americans sign up for health coverage and learn about the insurances’ availability were discussed in articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, as well as some more specialized publications including a Health Affairs blog.  

NEJM Analyzes Public Opinion Polls on the Future of the ACA

The New England Journal of Medicine published an analysis of 27 national opinion polls by 12 survey organizations on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led by Robert Blendon who serves as senior associate dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  By looking at the average of recent polls, the research team offered a framework for viewing how the public as a whole saw the issues in this most recent debate.