Health Policy
  • Friday, December 16th, 2016

    Dr. Peter Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and the Health Policy Research Program, was featured in the Des Moines Register Opinion section on how a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act may affect Iowans.

  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016

    Pete Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa, talks with River to River host Ben Kieffer near the end of the program about the future of the Affordable Care Act under a Trump administration. The interview with Damiano begins at 28:12.

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Members of the Health Policy Research Program at the Public Policy Center were invited to present at the Urban Institute’s “Research Evaluations of Medicaid Expansions under the ACA: Sharing Results and Comparing Approaches,” on Nov. 16 in Washington, D.C.

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    President Barack Obama’s 2010 National Health Care Reform law extended medical insurance to 25 million people — including about 180,000 in Iowa — by expanding Medicaid in 31 states and creating subsidized coverage for individuals through exchanges. Republican President-elect Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to repeal the ACA — more commonly called Obamacare.

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Aparna Ingleshwar participated in a poster session at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colo., Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Ingleshwar is a graduate research assistant with the Health Policy Research Program.

  • Friday, November 11th, 2016

    Dr. Susan McKernan recently participated in the Healthy Futures: Engaging the Oral Health Community in Childhood Obesity Prevention National Conference. The conference was by invitation only and took place Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

  • Monday, November 7th, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 1 marked the first day of open enrollment for Obamacare health insurance. It came just a week after the Department of Health and Human Services announced the prices of policies sold on the exchanges would rise an average of 22 percent for 2017. Pete Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and of the Health Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa, says that number may be scarier in theory than it is in reality.

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Susan McKernan, an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, is leading a project on how best to integrate oral health and primary care.

  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016

    As teachers prepared their classrooms for the new school year, school nutrition professionals and students in Iowa were working to make their lunchrooms smarter.

  • Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

    Only 5 percent of Iowans did not have health insurance coverage last year, according to new government data, a marked improvement from the period before implementation of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act

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