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Most Americans Do Know Something About Science After All

Scientific knowledge is mostly alive and well in America with a majority (~70%) of Americans scoring a medium or high level of knowledge on the Pew survey.
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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
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What You Need to Know About the EPA’s Proposed Rule on Asbestos

The EPA's proposed rule on asbestos may make it possible for new uses of asbestos to escape assessment exposing more Americans to this known carcinogen.
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Climate Change and Human Health: It’s a Killer

The impact of climate change on human health is killing people right now via extreme weather events, spread of infectious disease, and failures of nutrition.
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People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a Gun

Asking who should be restricted from gun ownership is not the right question, we should be asking who has demonstrated that they have earned the right to have one.
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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case.
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Quality is the Key to Healthcare Value

America’s healthcare value crisis is rooted in the failure to focus on managing quality. However, some providers have systematically improved quality with outstanding results.
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How to Kill Pre-existing Condition Protections

A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
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Why We Can’t Punish Our Way Out of the Addiction Epidemic

More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction
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How to Fix Part B Drug Fail-First Policies that Harm Seniors

Adding step-therapy to Medicare Advantage Part B drugs can delay access to effective medications putting patients at risk. 3 easy tweaks can mitigate the risk.
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Lowering Cost-Share for High Value Meds Improves Adherence

A recent study shows that value-based insurance desig reduces consumer cost-sharing for clinically indicated medications and increases adherence without changing total spending.
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High-Value Healthcare: Is It the Wave Of The Future?

There's a growing number of providers committed to delivering high-value care & a group of purchasers willing to go around traditional arrangements to access it.

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