Anthony Barrueta

Opposing policies that threaten access to care and coverage

  • August 14, 2019

Imagine for a moment a mother who moved to the United States from Guatemala to create a better life for her children. After years of hard work, she is now eligible to apply to become a permanent resident. Unexpectedly she…

Don Mordecai

Working together to make ‘zero suicide’ a reality

  • June 4, 2019

It’s a disturbing reality that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens and young adults and the tenth-leading cause of death overall in the nation today. What’s behind these troubling statistics? Suicide is a multi-faceted issue with roots…


How to save the patent system in 3 easy steps

  • May 30, 2019

Patents are in the news as Congress considers legislation to address patent abuses and anticompetitive behavior by the pharmaceutical industry. If you’re tuning into these issues for the first time (or even the second or third) you’ll notice that there…

Anthony Barrueta

It’s time to change drug companies’ harmful marketing practices

  • May 10, 2019

Over the course of the past year, we’ve seen renewed interest from federal policymakers in curbing pharmaceutical industry marketing practices that increase drug spending for patients, taxpayers, and the health care system as a whole. This week, the U.S. Department…

Institute For Health Policy Staff

Health systems have a role in preventing firearm injury

  • May 6, 2019

Few societal systems have as many touch points with an individual as health care does. Each touch point has the potential to serve as an intervention to help prevent firearm injury. By viewing firearm injury as a public health and…

Bechara Choucair

Sound the alarm: Our housing crisis is a health crisis

  • March 11, 2019

A safe stable home is the foundation every person needs to thrive. How can we expect people to maintain or improve their health if their very basic needs aren’t being met? Unfortunately, affordable housing is becoming more difficult to find.…