Health Disparities

By Michael Ricciardelli
In Disparities
Sep 8th, 2011
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Case Western’s Disparities blog has a brief article/announcement  well worth considering.  They write: The Department of Health and Human Services has devised a plan to end racial and ethnic disparities throughout the United States. The new plan will focus on recruiting undergraduates from underserved communities and steer them towards a careers in public health ...
By Frank Pasquale
In Public Health
May 31st, 2011
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Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective, edited by John Culhane, is a superb collection of thought-provoking essays which features some of the most well-regarded health law scholars in the US. It also includes contributors from schools of public health, public affairs, and public administration. The chapters are uniformly well-written and inst...
By Frank Pasquale
In Global Health
May 5th, 2011
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While Washington has been focusing on repealing or rolling back parts of the Affordable Care Act, persistent embarrassments of the American health system show how untenable the status quo is. Both lower and middle class families are facing serious problems as they contend with providers’ and insurers’ cost constraints. I’ll first address the familiar ...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Ethics
Sep 22nd, 2010
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Seton Hall Law School recently hosted the Third National People of Color Conference, which was convened to “address critical national and global issues through the lens of legal scholarship that explicitly and implicitly examines contemporary racial context.” The conference brought together over 400 judges, law professors, lawyers and students to our campus...
By Tamara R. Coley
In Elder Issues
Mar 23rd, 2009
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Health care spending in the United States has increased substantially over the past decades — making the United States the world’s biggest health care spending nation.  Despite spending the most on health care — 2 to 3 times more than European countries per capita — older Americans across the wealth spectrum fare worse than their European counte...