FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org Kathy Mulady, k.mulady@peoplesaction.org   Creation of a Crisis: Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Chooses Profit Over People New issue brief explores how US policy choices have led to high drug prices, low health care investment, misaligned incentives, and escalating CEO pay across the pharmaceutical industry  

Recently, The New York Times published a report about women who, while working in physically demanding jobs, lost their pregnancies after requests for less-strenuous assignments were denied. The profile is a tragic example of the steep toll levied on women, and particularly women of color, who face economic and social rules that are rigged against

The George Washington University (GW) has a student health insurance problem. Annual insurance premiums for the university-sponsored student health insurance plan (SHIP) reached a five-year high of $4,103 for the 2017-18 policy year. This cost is exorbitantly high in comparison to similar plans offered by many other universities, discouraging students from enrolling in the school’s

Three weeks ago, the Trump administration weakened the rules that protect women, effective immediately. By rolling back birth control coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, non-profit religious organizations, such as hospitals and higher education institutions, are now able to reject contraceptive coverage all together. As a result, students at universities like Loyola University-Chicago and Georgetown

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Donald Trump’s updated contraceptive rule was recently leaked, raising concerns about women’s ability to access affordable family planning. It’s hard to keep track of what we need to be keeping track of these days, especially when it comes to women’s health. So let’s review. What is the contraceptive mandate? The contraceptive mandate, aka the “birth

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its new score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was recently passed by the House of Representatives after months of controversy and political infighting. This is far from the first attempt by Republicans to deregulate our health care system. Since the passage of the Affordable Care

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Yesterday, House Republicans resurrected the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that gifts nearly $900 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans by robbing more than 20 million Americans of health coverage. This cruel bill—and its celebration by President Trump, Vice President Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a notably white male crowd

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Today the House of Representatives will vote on President Trump and Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), which makes good on the GOP’s long-standing promise to defund Planned Parenthood. The proposed law would prohibit one of the nation’s largest health providers from receiving Medicaid reimbursements, cutting the organization off at the knees and threatening

Yesterday the Supreme Court delivered a resounding and badly needed victory for reproductive health and rights. In doing so, it also restored scientific facts to their rightful place in American jurisprudence and in the legislative decision-making that has for too long threatened the health and wellbeing of women and their families. Over the past five

Last week, the city of Chicago joined Cleveland, Boston, Hawaii, New York City, Kansas City, and more than 100 U.S. localities in a public health feat—raising the tobacco age to 21. Chicago has taken a stand against Big Tobacco with this legislation, and the creation of a tobacco-free generation is now within reach. Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report