By Neil Squires, the elected International Registrar on FPH’s Board and member of FPH’s Brexit Advisory Board Similarly, the Pakistan Special Interest Group (SIG) has been increasingly active, working alongside PHE, developing a mentorship programme for health leaders in Pakistan. Stronger links have been made with both the National Institute of Health and with Academic Schools of Public Health, laying the foundation for future capacity building work. This programmes of work were commissioned using Overseas Development Aid (ODA) funding, and respond to needs identified by host countries. In addition, the Africa SIG has made strong connections with the Public Health Foundation of Africa, meeting public health leaders from across Africa in Nigeria, and has developed a network of health professionals who will be the cornerstone of future efforts to build on African Public Health Assets to strengthen Regional capability. In addition to work with resource poor countries, there … [Read more...] about Professor Neil Squires re-elected to champion global public health on FPH Board
This is a special post-election edition of Health Wonk Review – we asked our contributors to share their thoughts about how the GOP’s sweep will affect health care, health reform, and the health care system. I’d like to profusely thank our contributors. For most, this was a totally unexpected result that no one i know (except Michael Moore, who I don’t “know”) predicted or even considered possible. Our contributors have focused, dug in, and come up with some terrific insights into implications for health care. Before we jump in, a couple key data points. Health care accounts for one-sixth of our GDP. This is a HUGE, incredibly complex, deeply entrenched business. Unlike any other part of our economy, health care is unique because it profoundly affects us as individuals. ACA is MUCH bigger than the Exchanges; only 1 American out of 19 is covered via the Exchanges. More on what ACA is and is not, and how it has been portrayed in the … [Read more...] about The election’s impact on health care – experts opine
With just a couple Health Wonk Review publication dates between now and the election, we decided to jump into this with both feet. Which is decidedly different from anything we’re hearing from the Presidential candidates, and pretty much everyone running for elective office. Not that a little silence wouldn’t be welcome right about now, especially in those hotly-contested toss-up states (we’re talking about FL OH PA NC AZ NV…) First up is a fact-filled briefing on why insurers are leaving the Exchanges from the keyboard of Louise Norris. Louise notes that, despite losses in the individual market/Exchanges, insurers are doing fine. That’s because only 6 percent of Americans get their insurance via individual plans in 2014. InsureBlog’s got a view on the Exchanges, courtesy of Mike Feehan. Mike opines: “The collapse of most Obamacare exchanges has captured the attention of the media in recent months” While I’d … [Read more...] about Pre-election pundit ponderings!
Elections have consequences. I don’t often quote Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove, but it certainly seems apropos now, three days after an historic election. There are a plethora of interesting story lines surrounding the election and the hows, whys, and whos thereof. We’ll keep our focus on those related to health policy, the impact on reform, and let the experts opine. First out of the blocks is Bob Laszewski with his post listing some of the major health policy issues facing the President and Congress. Included among the challenges is addressing the fiscal cliff – I’m not as optimistic about our “leaders'” ability to get that fixed anytime soon. Health Affairs’ contribution comes from Tim Jost, “Election 2012: A Win For Health Reform, But Much Work Remains” gets a bit more specific; “November 6 was a good night for health care reform, and for the millions of Americans who will benefit from … [Read more...] about Elections have consequences – Health Wonk Review’s post-election edition
Sunday, March 25, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: 2018 Elections, Alt-Left, Alternative media, bribery, Censorship, Collusion, conservative media, corruption, establishment media, evil, Facebook, free speech, Google, hard-Left, indy media, Journalism, mainstream media, politics, propaganda, search engine (Natural News) In recent days readers of this site have seen countless examples of how the big social media and tech companies are going out of their way to silence conservative, independent media supportive of President Donald J. Trump and his agenda. Google-owned YouTube, as noted by a legal effort sponsored by PragerU, is in the process of blocking, censoring, or defunding such content on its video-sharing platform. Facebook changed its algorithm in February which resulted in substantial reductions in reach for conservative, pro-Trump media — so much so that a number of sites are scaling back personnel or closing down altogether. A new analysis by The Western Journal confirms … [Read more...] about Google now blatantly buying off journalists to STEAL elections, as YouTube terminates conservative channels before the 2018 midterms