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Unbalanced Billing

Insurers can pass charges from out-of-network providers directly to the patient. This practice, called balance billing, can result in surprise medical bills.

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Needs Assessment and Community Benefits

Hospital resources could be used in partnership with local public health and nonprofit organizations to fill gaps in the provision of population health benefits.

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The Power Gap

The dramatic under-representation of women serving in elected office at the city, state, federal, and global levels has important implications for public health.

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Research in 140 Characters

The obstacles to successful communication between researchers and policymakers are significant. Are academics turning to social media to share their research?

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Un-Selling Sugary Drinks

Public health programs combatting obesity have mostly avoided paid counter-advertising. Why can’t the techniques of marketing un-sell soda?

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Combatting High Pharma Costs in Massachusetts

There is bipartisan agreement that unregulated pharmaceutical costs are a problem. Here are three policy approaches – including model legislation – that states could use.

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The Social Cost of Carbon

Called “the most important figure you’ve never heard of,” the social cost of carbon (SCC) is a statistic used by federal agencies to estimate the environmental costs and social benefits of proposed regulations. President Trump has called for its review.

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