Guided by evidence, universities should lead the way on pandemic reopenings | Simon F. Haeder

BY: - April 1, 2021

We are not out of the woods yet, and things might turn out quite poorly if we open things up too soon and too widely. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, finally.


If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected | Analysis

BY: - September 30, 2020

If the Supreme Court strikes down the ACA, it seems unlikely to me that a meaningful replacement will be put in place.


We need to get creative to protect nursing home residents during a pandemic. Here’s how | Simon F. Haeder

BY: - May 27, 2020

Pennsylvania nursing homes were the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to apply the lessons of that canary in the coalmine experience.


Obamacare protects many of the millions losing their employer-provided health insurance – but not all | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2020

The loss of 31 million jobs due to coronvirus has an added downside: 27 million have lost job-based health insurance. The worst may still lie ahead.


Why it’s critical we keep our eyes on Pa’s kids during the COVID-19 pandemic | Opinion

BY: - March 31, 2020

the threat to children goes well beyond falling sick from the virus. This pandemic has real consequences for many of Pennsylvania’s kids.


Experts agree that Trump’s coronavirus response was poor, but the US was ill-prepared in the first place | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2020

You can expect significant repercussions for the country, much of which will disproportionately fall on those who can least afford it.


It’s time for Pa. to invest in public health by fighting Hep A | Simon F. Haeder

BY: - August 14, 2019

We need to invest in local and state public health departments. We need to invest into frontline workers who go out into the communities most affected by these outbreaks and connect individuals not only to medical care but also to social services. We need to invest into our communities. And we need to do so now.


Republicans don’t have a Plan B if the Affordable Care Act is struck down. And Pa. will suffer | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2019

Massive budget holes. Millions of uninsured still requiring medical care. Hospital closures, especially in rural America. Lack of treatment for those suffering from the opioid epidemic ravaging Appalachia and the U.S. We should all be worried.


Get hit with an unexpected medical bill? You’re not alone. Here’s why that’s happening | Opinion

BY: - July 5, 2019

For decades, Americans and public payers have, by-and-large, accepted accelerating health care costs. Yet, with costs around 18 percent of GDP and exerting intense pressure of public and private budgets, the health care sector has drawn greater scrutiny.