“Is the Lawyer in?”: Accessing Health Care in America

September 28th, 2022

By: Michele Johnson, JD


Jamal was a young, promising athlete whose coordination suddenly deteriorated, at only 12-years-old, with the onset of[...]

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Improving Health Care Access by Meeting Patients Where They Are

March 15th, 2022

By: Lindsay Gough, MPA


Throughout the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified many existing inequities in health care and[...]

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Exploring the Schism between Public Health and the Health Care System

December 28th, 2021

By: Kamali Clora


Patients tell me all the time that our health care infrastructure needs reformation. Many people, including myself,[...]

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Reframing the Debate: Health Care Access Requires Affordable Care, Not Just Coverage

October 12th, 2021

By: Alex Sheff, MPA


Like many Americans, Hector, a resident of Revere, Massachusetts, was overwhelmed by health care costs. He had[...]

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Here’s Why Mental Healthcare Is So Unaffordable & How COVID-19 Might Help Change This

December 15th, 2020

By: Manoj Kanagaraj


If you ask a patient to describe their experience finding a therapist or psychiatrist in the community, don’t be[...]

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Investment & Innovation in Primary Care: An Update and Call to Action

August 20th, 2020

By: Greeshma Somashekar


We’ve all seen the headlines—primary care practices are in trouble: “America’s looming primary care crisis,” “Fewer[...]

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COVID-19 & the Political Determinants of Health

August 13th, 2020

By: Natalia Linos, ScD, MSc


From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that America’s deep-rooted inequities would play a[...]

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The Corporatization of Primary Care: Unintended Consequences

January 14th, 2019

By: Steven Barrett


There are many factors in medicine these days that have pushed primary care practice to be mostly a salaried,[...]

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