Tag Archives: Politics
Much of rural America helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, how can health funders be useful to people in rural parts of the United States? In this commentary, the author suggests ten ways to be a better rural health funder.
June 28, 2017
Owning 70 percent AV on a partisan basis was a bad idea. Owning 58 percent AV on a partisan basis is worse. The political challenge of this policy issue remains one more reason why Americans would be better off if bipartisan health care reform could ever be achieved.
June 27, 2017
Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...
June 13, 2017
A foundation in Kentucky worked in a rapidly changing policy landscape following election of a new governor. See what strategies the funder's Promoting Responsive Health Policy initiative has used and what challenges it has encountered.
June 6, 2017
For the past two years, Health Affairs has published blog posts arising from the Center for Healthcare Management’s forums, held in Berlin. These events are unlike a typical conference—more conversation than presentation, and more participation by various actors in the health care sector than...
December 2, 2016
We examine the current political divides and opportunities for action in health policy in the coming years.
October 11, 2016
This post sets out some of the political and legal history of the ban in order to explain why, once the high-minded talk of election season concludes, repeal may be unrealistic, or even unwise.
September 19, 2016
Six years after the Affordable Care Act became law, foundation policy staffers talked about what could have been done differently to support its implementation. A key lesson: When complex issues like health reform are caught up in partisan battles, the need for advocacy support persists well...
September 14, 2016
This controversial new law affects transgender people. Stigma, whether perpetuated by family or ratified by a state legislature, encroaches on emotional well-being and the ability of people to live whole and happy lives.
August 4, 2016
Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, is quoted in this post as saying that everyone—"leaders in both the public and private sectors"—must ensure that "we mount a robust and comprehensive response" to the Zika virus here in the United States.
June 23, 2016