The other day I had a blog post exploring why the uninsured have a less favorable opinion of the ACA than those with insurance. When I saw the latest poll from Pew Research Center, I was struck by the differences in the approval rates towards the ACA between college educated and non-college educated participants.
Public opinion polls have consistently shown that few Americans view the Affordable Care Act (ACA) favorably. The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll (February, 2014) found that only 35% have favorable opinions of the law.
If you have read the news lately, you may have noticed two very different types of stories about children's mental health.
Sometimes there is more to political posturing than meets the eye.
You might think that in the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, the idea that Americans struggle to afford food would be absurd.
There's been some pushback lately about including maternity care in the “essential health benefit” package mandated by the ACA. No one suggests that maternity care is not essential to maternal and infant health; rather, the issue is who should pay for it. What is missing from the debate is any reference to our present state of maternity care.
New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, MD, MPH gave the Samuel Martin III Memorial Lecture yesterday at the Leonard Davis Institute, and described New York’s ongoing plans to improve health outcomes while containing the growth of Medicaid costs. The investments might surprise you, as they lie beyond the usual borders of the health care system. Shah calls it the Health-In-All-Policies Approach.
Cross-posted on The Field Clinic blog at philly.com