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King v. Burwell oral arguments open today

King v. Burwell oral arguments open today

Affordable health nationwide is at stake today as oral arguments begin in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens the Affordable Care Act and entire U.S. health system.
APHA’s Benjamin hits airwaves to discuss 'human impact' of ACA

APHA’s Benjamin hits airwaves to discuss ‘human impact’ of ACA

One day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v. Burwell, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, championed the Affordable Care Act during Families USA's annual Radio Row.
CDC discusses 'unequal' secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

CDC discusses ‘unequal’ secondhand smoke risks in Facebook chat

One in four nonsmokers, or 58 million Americans, is exposed to secondhand smoke. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a Facebook chat on its "unequal" dangers, led by Brian King, senior scientific advisor for epidemiology in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working “a little better than anticipated,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week, for 11.4 million reasons.
The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

The Nation’s Health: How did Congress vote on public health?

How did your state’s lawmakers vote on the most important public health issues last year? The Nation’s Health, APHA’s monthly newspaper, has the answers for you.
New Valentine’s Day e-cards spread smiles, not germs

New Valentine’s Day e-cards spread smiles, not germs

New e-cards whisper sweet-nothings of love — and preparedness — in time for Valentine's Day!
APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

APHA’s Benjamin on Voice of America: ‘Follow science, get vaccinated’

With measles cases on the rise, vaccination is a trending topic right now — literally. Yesterday, Voice of America elevated the issue on its show, “HashtagVOA,” with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin leading the public health discussion.
HRSA outlines funding request in president’s budget

HRSA outlines funding request in president’s budget

Following President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, a panel of Health Resources and Services Administration administrators met at APHA to discuss the agency’s plans to deploy the budget in the coming year.
Frieden on FY 2016 budget: ‘More things to like than not to like’

Frieden on FY 2016 budget: ‘More things to like than not to like’

The mood was optimistic Tuesday as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden renewed “a real tradition” at APHA, discussing U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed 2016 fiscal year budget for the agency and its public health implications.
APHA, schools of public health file amicus brief on King v. Burwell

APHA, schools of public health file amicus brief on King v. Burwell

Last week, APHA, the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and 19 deans from schools of public health and public health programs signed onto an amicus brief outlying the significance of King v. Burwell.
The Nation's Health: CHIP remains critical link for US children’s health

The Nation’s Health: CHIP remains critical link for US children’s health

Read more about the Children's Health Insurance Program and its federal funding implications in The Nation's Health February 2015 issue.
From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

From NFL to Ebola fighter, public health champion: Q&A with Madieu Williams

Super Bowl XLIX is just two days away, but the greatest NFL news story is about a public health hero — not a deflated football.