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The Health Policy Domain tracks and reports on policies that deal with women’s health, the Affordable Care Act, Head Start, child care and child support services, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and federal food and drug policy. This domain tracks policies emanating from the White House, the department of Health and Human Services, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Checking in on 14 Years of Obamacare: Part 3

Policy Brief #174 – Health and Gender
by: Geoffrey Small

Fourteen years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its impact on innovative medical care and cost-saving measures remains mixed. While Obamacare has expanded access and encouraged preventative care, the anticipated financial savings have not fully materialized, highlighting the ongoing complexity of achieving affordable healthcare in the U.S.

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Checking in on 14 Years of Obamacare: Part 2

Policy Brief #172 – Health and Gender
by: Geoffrey Small

This article examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Medicaid expansion across states. Despite the ACA’s goal to make health insurance more accessible and to encourage Medicaid expansion, some states have resisted, leading to ongoing debates and policy changes regarding healthcare coverage and access.

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The Aftermath of Alabama’s Supreme Court Ruling on IVF

Policy Brief #171 – Health and Gender
by Devyne Byrd

Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling, declaring frozen embryos as extrauterine children under state law, sends shockwaves across the nation in the wake of the Dobbs decision. The decision prompts immediate action from Alabama lawmakers to protect IVF practices amidst bipartisan concern over its implications, highlighting the ongoing debate over reproductive rights as a pivotal issue in the upcoming 2024 election.

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Checking in on 14 Years of Obamacare: Part 1

Policy Brief #170 – Health and Gender
by Geoffrey Small

In its fourteenth year since enactment, the ACA, or Obamacare, aims to improve healthcare accessibility, affordability, and innovation. Despite premium increases, studies show significant progress in reducing uninsured rates, particularly among minorities and the LGBTQ community, highlighting strides towards healthcare equity since its implementation.

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