FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org Capturing the Government: Big Pharma’s Take Over of Policymaking New brief explores how drug companies influence policymakers and the resulting harm in patient outcomes Today, the Roosevelt Institute released the issue brief, “The Cost of Capture: How the Pharmaceutical Industry has Corrupted Policy Makers and

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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The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 marked an important milestone in achieving a more equitable health care system in this country and has seen millions more Americans join the rolls of the insured. With the landmark health legislation now under attack from the new administration, protecting the gains made by the

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In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Health Care Shauna Rust argues that in the 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s Report that revealed the health hazards of tobacco, U.S. adult smoking rates dramatically declined from 43 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in2014.However, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the

Emerging Fellow for Healthcare Shauna Rust writes a Letter to the editor in response to Joe Nocera’s Op-ed on E-Cigarettes: While e-cigarettes may present fewer health risks than traditional cigarettes, there is little evidence that e-cigarettes are effective in helping smokers quit. In fact, several studies have shown that even after a year of e-cigarette

At University of North Carolina­ Chapel Hill, Roosevelters Emily Cerciello, Missy Brown, Muad Hrezi and Tope Olofintuyi are leading an effort at their school to create a comprehensive toolkit for local pediatricians to help connect their low income and at­ risk clients to service providers. Working with the North Carolina Pediatric Society, they are placing

Childhood poverty is growing in North Carolina. As of 2012, more than half a million children in the state are living in poverty, and of these, more than half are in extreme poverty. The health implications for these children are profound; research shows children born into poor families have higher hospital readmission rates, sick days,

North Carolina continues to risk the health and economic wellbeing of its residents by refusing to use Master Settlement Agreement funds for tobacco prevention and control. Over the last 50 years, more than 20 million Americans have died prematurely as a result of smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. In the same time period, however,

Medicaid expansion could bring relief to 190,000 uninsured North Carolinians with mental health conditions. Advocates for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina have the opportunity to add a new and urgent argument to their already robust arsenal – that Medicaid expansion will create a newly affordable option for thousands of individuals with mental health needs who