Worth reading: “Sabotage, speed and secrecy”

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Because there’s so much at stake as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act, here are some important articles on healthcare legislation:

Andy Slavitt in the Washington Post: The Senate’s three tools on health care: Sabotage, speed and secrecy

Dylan Scott at Vox: Senate Republicans are closer to repealing Obamacare than you think

Elena Marks in the Houston Chronicle: The American Health Care Act: a civic and moral failure

Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage

Emma Sandoe at her personal blog: How the HIV outbreak in Indiana under Mike Pence would have impacted Indiana under Per-Capita Caps

Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: Dear Paul Ryan, As you work with President Trump to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, I consulted some experts — patients in your own district.

And here are a few of the recent pieces I recommend reading on other public health topics:

Margaret Talbot in the New Yorker: The Addict Next Door (“West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.”)

Jamelle Bouie at Slate: What We Have Unleashed: This year’s string of brutal hate crimes is intrinsically connected to the rise of Trump

Renee Bracey Sherman in the New York Times: Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them

Lizzie Presser in The California Sunday Magazine: Losing Gloria (“After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Marin siblings faced an impossible choice: Stay or go.”)

Tiffany E. Browne at Greater Greater Washington: DC is America’s “healthiest city,” but its African Americans are being left behind

About the Author:

Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.

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