Professor Eric Patashnik in Vox, "Eventually, the war over Obamacare will end. When it does, there may be an opening to have a sensible conversation about ensuring that patients receive treatments grounded in sound science."
Bob Hackey, Professor of Health Policy and Management (Providence College), says of the proposed merger between CVS Health and Aetna, "This is a very innovative model. I think this is something that really has the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry.”
A number of public policy concentrators recently met with John Hazen White, Jr. to discuss their summer internship experiences, made possible by funding provided by the John Hazen White, Sr. internship program.
Richard A. Arenberg, visiting lecturer in political science breaks down the Senate rules that would allow the Senate to expel Roy Moore from the Senate if he is elected in December 12 special election in Alabama.
Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science, was quoted in a New York Times editorial that called to task President Donald Trump ignorance of the Constitution. “His idea of the presidency is, he was elected and he can do whatever he wants. Presidents usually regard the oath as a set of legally binding principles that they abide by.”
Eric Patashnik in Health Affairs, "Medical societies have a responsibility to educate doctors not only about the financial costs of unnecessary treatments but also about how their own practice styles can lower the quality of care patients receive."
Recent research on teacher performance evaluation systems by Taubman affiliate and assistant professor of education and economics Matthew A. Kraft is featured in Education Week’sTeacher Beat blog. The research finds that teachers with similar underlying scores can receive very different evaluation ratings across systems.
Economist Emily Oster comments on the rule to not drink while pregnant, saying "...doctors who have expressed the view that whatever the literature says, since we know that drinking a lot of alcohol is bad, we should tell people not to drink at all. They worry that people will overdo it."
Research by John Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, was mentioned in an article about the state of Tennessee's Instructional Partnership Initiative will pair together educators who have complementary strengths and weaknesses so that they can help one another improve their teaching.