Impact University: Healthcare

Short Films & Videos

The Health-Care Cost of Homelessness >

In the past year, Los Angeles has dedicated billions of dollars towards housing the homeless. The effort is, in part, aimed at addressing the city's exorbitant health-care spending on this population.

Healthcare

Where Health Care Won’t Go >

Ouyang, Helen. (June 2017, Harper's Magazine): A tuberculosis crisis is affecting rural, Black Belt Alabama.

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.

Healthcare

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."

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