Tagged public health

End-Of-Life Decision Making: The Pandemic’s Reminder of Healthcare Inequality

Old warehouses transformed into emergency makeshift morgues highlight just how enormous the COVID-19 death toll proved to be. With funeral homes unable to take in infected corpses, hospital halls lined with body bags and burial services on hold, mourning remains suspended for families who lost loved ones. Death and dying became an imminent threat rather…

A Call for Correctional Healthcare Reform

Incarcerated people are the only people who are constitutionally guaranteed primary healthcare (1). It was determined that a failure to provide proper medical care to inmates violates the eight amendment. Yet, incarcerated and non-incarcerated population have among the most stark health disparities.  According to a 2017 Bureau of Justice statistics, more than half of state…

Starting Today

After graduating from WashU, I entered an MD/PhD program. As most students who decide on this path, I was excited and eager. With strong academic achievements and even stronger hopes and dreams, nothing could stand in my way. Yet, in only three years, I have witnessed multiple students (some with better grades and bigger dreams)…

Pre-Existing Conditions: Another Possible Change in American Healthcare?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Otherwise known as Obamacare) is one of the most integral pieces of health policy crafted in recent American history. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 32 Million Americans, or about 10 percent of the United States’ population, have received healthcare coverage through a series of consumer…

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