This Week in Health Policy #7

There is just something overwhelming about reading the news these days. I haven’t been spending as much time keeping up and its freed up more brain space (and stress) for school. If it’s not one thing, it’s another?

The health policy world isn’t slowing down just because I have to study. And honestly, there’s so much going on!! Here are just a few of the stories I’ve been following this week.

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise – according to the CDC, nearly 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STDs were reported in 2018.

As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage will intensify.

A federal appeals court isn’t sold on the Administration’s enthusiasm for letting states compel some poor people to work or engage in job training in exchange for health insurance.

Congress gave the FDA the authority to regulate e-cigarettes and the FDA did nothing.

A bit more about the vaping crisis and what we still don’t know.

California will become the first state in the nation to require public universities to provide access to abortion pills on campus.

Housing codes can play a big role in individual and population health.

The Affordable Care Act is still in court.

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