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Uncertainty Disrupts More than State Marketplaces

The uncertainty hanging over federal health policy at the national level has been well-covered, but the implications of this uncertainty in federal policy at the state level has gone largely unnoticed.

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Preventing Latin American Homicides

Eight of the world’s 10 most violent nations, as defined by the number of intentional homicides per 100,000 people, are in Latin America and the Caribbean. A 2016 World Bank report by Laura Chioda examines why these numbers are so high.

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Duty Bound and Globally Gagged

While details of a Trump-style Global Gag Rule remain unclear, the executive order has the potential to devastate the health of men, women, children, and families alike.

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Misconduct or Mental Health?

Stigma surrounding mental health in the military remains a major hurdle and can lead to less than honorable discharges, which then increases risk of death by suicide. A bill known as the Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017 would expand mental health care for Veterans.

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Life, Post-Torture

The survivors of the U.S torture program bear the scars of a dark chapter of U.S. history.

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Hospital Spending Caps

The state of Maryland has a history of taking unique approaches to reining in health care spending: what’s the Maryland hospital spending cap model and can other states successfully implement it?

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Just Don’t Call It Edutainment

How the best entertainment can educate: a World Bank study in Nigeria on sexual health behavior change shows that MTV Shuga is making a mark.

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Women and the War on Drugs

Heavy-handed mandatory minimum policies for drug offenses disproportionately target women of low socioeconomic status who are minimally involved with these crimes as the wives, acquaintances, and girlfriends of men using or selling drugs.

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No Place to Live

Courts across the United States have begun to question the constitutionality of residency restriction laws for sex offenders.

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