March 09, 2015

With a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, HCCI and the National Academy for State Health Policy launched the State Health Policy Grant Program to support five research projects analyzing how states are implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other reforms to improve their health care systems. The research will help identify the most effective ways to improve health care quality and lower costs.

March 05, 2015

Nursing: Health Policy Alumna Rebecca Kriz has co-authored her first  article, a New ANSIRH study which shows Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law would drastically limit abortion access.


February 19, 2015

Commentary: Sex Work, Health Policy and the Need for a Grassroots Social Movement Perspective

February 2015 • By Kate Horton


Sex workers face very real health risks, including violence and sexually transmitted diseases, but the reasons for the risks are largely misunderstood. A growing body of research has shown that the work itself is not always inherently risky...

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January 27, 2015

Dr. Claudia Chaufan, Associate Adjunct Professor at The Institute for Health and Aging, was recently quoted in The Guardian newspaper. 


US-style healthcare: where being ill could cost you everything you have

Consider a scenario. You hurt your foot. It doesn’t feel better after a couple of weeks so you go get it checked out. You arrive at the GP but have to hand over £20, a fixed charge required before seeing the doctor, or a co-payment as the health insurance company calls it.