OPINION: A Recent Rule Change to Title X Will Harm Patients

Maggie Bynum (SC ‘20) On March 3rd, 2019 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a final rule to the National Register that will have a detrimental effect on reproductive health services in the United States. The rule outlines several changes to Title X, also known as the Family Planning Program.  Since its…

The Bitter Battle Over the Affordable Care Act

By Bryce Wachtell (PO ’21) The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—President Obama’s foremost legislative accomplishment—has seen countless challenges in court. That continued last week, eight years after the law was first passed, when Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court in Fort Worth ruled the ACA unconstitutional on the grounds that the individual mandate exceeds…

Accessibility of Healthcare in the US: An Interview with Abner Mason

Conducted and Transcribed by Elise S. Van Scoy (SC ‘20), Project Manager Abner Mason is a Harvard graduate and the founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, a multicultural patient engagement and healthcare solutions technology company. He previously served as International Committee Chairman for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and executive director of AIDS Responsibility Project.…

What Iowa’s “Heartbeat Legislation” Indicates About the Future of the Abortion Debate

By Allie Carter (CMC ’19) On May 4, 2018, the state of Iowa took a major leap towards enacting the nation’s strictest regulations on abortion. Colloquially referred to as the “heartbeat legislation,” abortions in Iowa are now prohibited once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically six weeks into a pregnancy. Whether the legislation…

What to Learn from the United Kingdom’s Universal Healthcare System

By Clare Burgess (CMC ’20), Foreign Correspondent Spring 2018 Universal healthcare has been proposed by numerous politicians and is used by most developed countries. Universal healthcare is basic healthcare funded by government taxes to provide comprehensive medical care in order to incorporate those who could not otherwise afford private insurance. President Trump and the Republican…