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Systemic Failures Need Systemic Solutions: COVID-19 and Macromedical Regulation

Bill of Health

Among the many failures to mitigate the harm from COVID-19 in the U.S. Hospital bed shortages, overwhelmed intensive care nurses, and scarcities of needed medical equipment have been embarrassing but constant features of the American health care landscape. By Barak D. Richman and Steven L.

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News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus. On 27th July, CTA announced the Association’s launch of the Public Health Tech Initiative.

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ALERT! Your COVID-19 policies and procedures need a BOOSTER!

Health Law RX

Employers who are conducting automatic COVID-19 testing of employees or gathering test results of employees’ families should beware: the Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued new guidance limiting the former and has penalized a healthcare practice recently for doing the latter. Returning to Work After COVID-19.

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The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

This is markedly different than the Great Recession of 2008, the last major financial crisis: that financial decline was coined a “ManCession,” taking a more significant toll out of more typically men’s jobs like construction and manufacturing where fewer women worked. poverty rate.

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Countercyclical Aid Is Not Enough to Fix the Broken US Approach to Public Health Financing

Bill of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s failed responses to COVID-19, ranging from “testing to data to communications,” have prompted a call to reorganize the agency. Yet restructuring the CDC will have little effect on pandemic preparedness if the decentralized American approach to health finance remains in place.

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Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

Health Populi

Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. health care, patient assistance programs, Medicare Advantage plans, and the bundling of proven high-value preventive services into the Affordable Care Act.

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COVID-19 as Disability Interest Convergence?

Bill of Health

Some have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a moment of what critical race theorist Derrick Bell called “ interest convergence ,” where majority interests align with those of a minority group to create a critical moment for social change. Why Haven’t Interests Converged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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