Impact University: Healthcare

Portraits of Poverty

Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair >

Khazan, Olga. (2015-11-04, The Atlantic): Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.

Affordable Care Act

Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone >

Verzemnieks, Inara. (2016-12-06, The New York Times): Excluded from the Affordable Care Act because of politics, thousands of poor Americans grapple with the toll — physical and psychological — of being uninsured.

Healthcare

How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity >

Carroll, A. (2016-09-22, The New York Times): "A study shows the potential benefits, but if the past is any guide, what's effective will nonetheless be politically unpalatable."

Healthcare

America’s Shocking Maternal Deaths >

The Editorial Board (2016-09-03, The New York Times): In many countries, the number of deaths during pregnancy or after childbirth has fallen sharply. The United States is a glaring exception.

Families

National Partnership for Women and Families >

The National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., which promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

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