Autopsy of a Failed Health Insurance Experiment: Did It Die of Natural Causes, or Was It Murdered?

It was just another week for the Trump administration. A senior official resigned after admitting to major ethics violations, the President insulted millions of innocent brown-skinned Americans on Twitter, and quietly—so quietly that almost no one noticed—the Department of Health and Human Services pulled another Jenga block out of the teetering tower that is the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, it did not fall.

But it did become more expensive. And in that understated tragedy, we find our mystery: Was that HHS’s intent all along?

This essay was originally published on the “Bill of Health” blog at Harvard Law School.

Healthcare diversity program aims to educate, inspire future leaders

This summer, a group of students spent a day volunteering to cook lunch and sort clothes at the Downtown Women’s Center, an organization dedicated helping women overcome poverty and homelessness. The service activity helped them gain “a sense of the social determinants of health,” according to USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis,…

Studying Senior Care in China

Last month, I left for Beijing, China for the Price International Lab with eighteen of my fellow Price students. Together, we represented five of Price’s graduate degree programs, the Los Angeles and Sacramento campuses, and local and international students. This diverse group set out to put our learning into practice by providing consulting services to…

This Exercise Craze Is Giving Low-Income Women A Chance To Prioritize Their Health

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate LaVonna Lewis spoke to Daina Beth Solomon about how affordable exercise classes can have great affect for low-income women. Policymakers and nonprofit leaders, in contrast, have focused their health efforts largely on nutrition because food comes before exercise for low-income families, according to Professor Lavonna Lewis of the University of Southern California’s Public…

Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference Through Health Policy

The Schaeffer Centrer for Health Policy and Economics and the Bedrosian Center on Governance hosted Mitchell Katz, M.D., the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, who spoke as part of the Schaeffer Center Quintiles’ Seminar Series that features prominent academics, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders to discuss prevalent and current…