Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Free birth control cut unintended pregnancy income gap

New research indicates that the ACA's elimination of cost-sharing for contraception resulted in fewer unintended pregnancies, particularly among low-income families.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Coping with Western wildfires: 5 essential reads

How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.

Jennifer Weeks, Environment + Energy Editor, The Conversation • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

From insurance and healthcare to social media and policing, algorithms are used all around us.

By James Clayton and Zoe Kleinman • bbcnews
Aug. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.

Jane Tavares, Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Even rich Americans are less healthy than English peers

Even the highest paid middle-aged Americans have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and mental health conditions than do their English peers.

U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~9 min

Expert: Renter relief won’t stop economic ‘time bomb’

“Just focusing on renters will not be enough to prevent a financial crisis like the crisis of 2007-08. We need comprehensive solutions.”

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Medical debt can keep people homeless longer

Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Fewer women die when insurance covers infertility treatments

Insurance coverage for infertility treatments reduces maternal mortality by 20% among white women, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger

Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.

Sarah Rowan, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~11 min

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