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  • The future of the Affordable Care Act under a Trump administration

    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. Listen to the discussion here

  • Health Policy Research Program members invited to present at Urban Institute

    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.

  • NPR host Joe Palca tells the serendipitous stories of science

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    “Pedal if you love NPR,” NPR science correspondent Joe Palca shouted to fellow RAGBRAI cyclists when he and a group of other NPR reporters rode the famous Iowa event in 2015.

    One NPR lover was University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor Julie Reynolds, jointly appointed with the UI Public Policy Center (PPC) and the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. Her RAGBRAI riding group, Team Groucho, joined forces with the No Pie Refused (NPR) RAGBRAI team that year, and Reynolds hosted both teams for the night in her home when they came through Coralville, Iowa.

  • How to manage what's called a phantom traffic jam

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Drive in Iowa and you'll experience it. Traffic moving along and then... brake lights. You look for a cause - but see nothing. Then, as fast as you stopped, you're moving again.

    Daniel McGeehee, director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa, says there's a simple explanation for what's called a phantom traffic jam.

  • UI seminar probes effects of inequality

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, joined a list of speakers on Monday at the University of Iowa’s Inequality Seminar series. The seminars were put together by UI sociology Assistant Professor Sarah Bruch.

  • Inequality Seminar: Greta Krippner, Democracy of Credit, Nov. 28

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    Greta Krippner, associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, will present "Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late-Twentieth Century America" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 for the next Inequality Seminar. 

  • Joe Palca on IPR's River to River with Ben Kieffer

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    During the 25 years he has been with NPR, Joe Palca has covered everything from biomedical research to astronomy.

    On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with Palca about the process of science and how its findings get communicated to the public. They also discuss his latest series Joe’s Big Idea, which explores the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors.

    Listen to the full story here

  • Despite campaign promises, complete repeal of Affordable Care Act could be difficult

    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. However, making good on that promise may be easier said than done.

    Pete Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and the PPC's Health Policy Research Program, weighed in. 

  • Ingleshwar participates in 2016 APHA poster session

    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.

  • Cwiertny to Receive ES&T Super Reviewer Award

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    David Cwiertny, director of the environmental policy research program at the UI Public Policy Center, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering has been selected to receive the 2016 ES&T Super Reviewer Award from Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).

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