Trump Administration Contraceptive Rule Creates Problems for Both Women’s Health and Scientific Integrity

The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health joined colleagues at the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Union of Concerned Scientists in submitting comments on a Trump Administration rule allowing employers that offer health insurance to stop covering contraception without cost-sharing.

The Senate’s Tax Reform Bill Puts Public Health at Risk

In a sneak attack akin to Pearl Harbor, the Senate sought to deal a death blow to health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act by its last minute addition of the repeal of the individual responsibility mandate into its tax reform bill.  The Congressional Budget Office estimated that this would lead health insurance coverage to fall by 13 million and to raise health insurance premiums by 10 percent.  Combined with Pr

The Impacts of the Trump Administration’s ACA Decisions on Public Health

With news of at least the beginnings of a bipartisan Senate deal to at least temporarily stabilize the health insurance marketplace, it’s time to take stock of what will happen if Congress does not move fast.

Planning to Protect Patient’s Medical Records, Including Data from Wearables, Ingestibles, and Other New Medical Technologies

I was fortunate to be invited to attend and participate in a recent closed session conference at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Precision Medicine, Wearable Technology and Big Data Informatics.  A multidisciplinary group of clinicians, biologists, technology developers, and data scientists from government, industry and academia presented the state of the science in wearable, implantable, and external sensor technologies and associated data acquisition/analysis with the goal of developing an integrated strategy to address the needs of cancer patients.