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Suicide: The Least Talked About Form of Gun Death

Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death among Americans, and, in 2013, guns were used for more than half of those deaths. Advocates for gun safety must continue to raise this uncomfortable subject.

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What’s Next for Medicaid?

Brad Wright discusses four possibilities for the future of Medicaid under the Trump administration.

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Lessons from the Tea Party

Supporters of the ACA should look to an uncomfortable place for ideas on how proceed over the next few years: the Tea Party. Here are 7 lessons from my 200+ interviews with policymakers and Tea Party activists.

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Should School Kids have Gum Breaks?

Chewing gum has been treated like candy for so long that parents, teachers, and schools may struggle to accept my recommendation: kids should have three gum-breaks a day in school.

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Do Think Tanks Matter? Think again.

Reports or policy analysis from think tanks are covered by mainstream media, yet may hit a brick wall in government when confronted by skeptical policy professionals.

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Standing for Native American Health Care Equity

This Thanksgiving, Americans will imagine an almost mythological scene of pilgrims sharing a meal with the Plymouth natives. A more accurate portrayal of Native-settler relations is on display over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Online Bullying and the Bystander Effect

Cyberbullying’s detrimental effects are not only limited to its victims. Because it is generally performed so publicly—especially when it takes place on social media—it can also have a desensitizing effect on those who witness it.

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Saving Lives by Raising Wages

What if we could reduce infant mortality and lower health spending simultaneously? The annual cost of preterm or low weight births in the United States was estimated to exceed $26.2 billion in 2005.

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