Interview with Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO World Representative to China: Part I

Interview[1] by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ‘18), Editor-in-Chief Transcribed by Lathan Liou (PO ‘19), Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18), and Annie Wan (PO ‘20), Staff Writers Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer took up his position as WHO Representative in China in September 2013. Before joining WHO in China, he served as Director for Evidence, Policy and Innovation at…

GOP’s Battle for Health Care Reforms

By William Zheyuan Shi (CMC ‘20) Health care was one of the first severe battles for the Trump Administration. Disgruntled with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanding the budget deficit and threatening individual freedom, the GOP has long sought to replace ACA with new legislation. In March 2017, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was…

The Single-Payer Health System

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) The United States is currently the only developed country that does not have universal health coverage. While the Affordable Care Act provided access to healthcare for millions of people that would have otherwise been unaffordable, nearly 13 percent of the American population, ages 18 to 65, are still uninsured. Beyond extending…

How Would Trump’s Healthcare Plan Affect the Poor?

Claire Li PO ’19 As the GOP vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, uncertainty prevails around the future of the U.S healthcare system. As data indicates, in 2016, 70.6 million were covered by the free low-income medicare plan, Medicaid, the expansion of which was made possible through the ACA.…