·October 18, 2019
The United States has made a lot of headway in improving air quality since the initial Clean Air Act, the first drastic regulation of air pollution in the United States. While such a program has visible costs — such as decreased manufacturing employment, sectoral reallocation, and increased production
·November 7, 2018
The designers of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare — argued that its many pieces fit together tightly, and the success of the whole law depends upon the maintenance of the individual parts. One key element, the individual mandate — a requirement that Americans obtain insurance ...
·October 9, 2018
Emory University and The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution
Health care professionals work within the boundaries of state licensing rules which vary from one state to another, often restrict what nurses and other non-physician health care workers can do, and determine to what extent they must be supervised by physicians. These rules have to strike a balance between ...
·September 6, 2018
University of British Columbia and Harvard University
Health care spending is much higher in the United States than in other high-income countries
. One aspect that sets the United States apart is a much higher share of expenses that are not directly related to providing goods or services to people in need of care. The U.S. health care system spends hundreds
·September 23, 2017
Two disturbing trends in the United States have surfaced during the past several decades. First, deaths involving prescription or illicit opioids have taken more than 300,000
lives since the late 1990s. Second, death rates among non-Hispanic white, middle-aged Americans have increased dramatically