Obamacare: A scholar’s tale

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The chant to “repeal and replace” Obamacare threatens six years of my scholarly life. My newest book, Nursing with a Message: Public... Read more

Promise and peril in the Trump era: The history of immigration in America

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An enduring icon of the American immigration experience is the Statute of Liberty, the towering figure who, in our collective imagination,... Read more

Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia

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Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility... Read more

Where will data take the Trump administration on housing?

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A little over a week after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Title VIII... Read more

The Affordable Care Act is about public health — our health

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There has been much discussion of the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individual health insurance. The Congressional Budget... Read more

Pregnancy as a pre-existing condition? Just repeal the ACA.

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The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from refusing to cover you or charge you more because you have a "pre-existing condition... Read more

ACA repeal recalls politics of maternity and infant care ... in the 1920s

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It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care... Read more

#WhataDoctorLooksLike

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Almost 40 years ago, during my internal medicine clerkship at the University of Pennsylvania, I walked into a patient’s room, introduced... Read more