Impact University: Healthcare

Healthcare

If Americans Love Moms, Why Do We Let Them Die? >

Kristof, Nicholas. (2017-07-29, The New York Times): While maternal mortality rates have plunged around the world, they've climbed in the United States.

Health Care Policy

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.

Alabama

Where Health Care Won’t Go >

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

Health

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.

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