This week, Modern Healthcare released its annual ranking of the 100 most influential people in health care, and once again APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin was selected for the list.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 and recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. A new APHA memo explains the verdict and its implications for the Medicaid Program.
If you were expecting certainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act now that the Supreme Court has upheld the measure, think again. Experts speaking this week during a webinar hosted by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services said health reform is moving forward, but much work remains.
The nation watched with bated breath last week as the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act by a 5-4 vote. While the ruling maintained the 2010 legislation to improve access to care for millions of Americans, the high court’s decision was (almost) as complicated as it was important — spanning 193...
In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States voted to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a 2010 law to improve the health of Americans and control health care costs. Writing in the majority ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts said “Nothing in our opinion precludes Congress from offering...
It’s been more than five years since the U.S. Supreme Court established the Environmental Protection Agency’s duty to control greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In 2009, the agency issued final findings that the greenhouse gases “constitute a danger to public health and welfare.”
Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a consumer advocacy organization released “Dying for Coverage,” a report detailing a startling number of Americans who die every year from a lack of health coverage.
Today’s news: rise in autism, impressions from Supreme Court health law case, risks of sedentary lifestyles
According to recently reported national rates, autism is on the rise again, which may be a reflection of better screening and diagnosis; following the conclusion of the three day hearings, comments on the Supreme Court health care case; and added incentive to get up and move, as new study reports too much sitting increases the...
Today’s news: closing day of Supreme Court hearings, health benefits offered from pets, climate change report
Today concludes the third day of the Supreme Court's review of the health-care law; study reports good news for chocoate lovers; a recently released report on climate change is now available. These top stories and more rounding up the morning public health news for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
APHA's Georges Benjamin was too young to witness the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education debate. The ruling overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and declared “separate but equal” education unconstitutional. He argues this week's hearings were just as important, and the justices should do the right thing the first time.
The scene outside the Supreme Court had all the hallmarks of controlled chaos Monday as people on both sides of the health reform law -- even GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum -- converged for day one of arguments in a case that could redefine the limits of the federal government’s power.
Dozens of people camped outside the U.S. Supreme Court building for days just to get a chance to catch a glimpse of history being made in person. They’re vying for just a few coveted seats to watch the highest court in the land decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.