Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Moran tackles policy challenges

Christian Moran's love of approaching problems from different perspectives brought him from journalism to policy analysis. "I like having the ability to look at problems and improve situations," the 2006 alum says.

Political partisanship partly explains states' different responses to the federal Affordable Care Act, which seeks to change fundamentally the U.S. health-care system, new research by La Follette School Professor David Weimer finds.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Professor discusses impact of soda tax

Professor Jason Fletcher discusses on Wisconsin Public Radio the economic and health impacts of taxing soda in the context of the recent decision by Berkeley, California, to add a one-cent-per-ounce tax on soft drinks.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Health insurance costs report available

Research on health insurance costs conducted in part by a La Follette School alum looks at how Wisconsin State Employee Health Plan controls the rapid rise of health insurance costs in Dane County compared to Wisconsin's other counties.

Professor Jason Fletcher encourages use of social ties to help people improve their health behaviors in a post the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital Blog.

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Seminar to discuss Affordable Care Act

Economist Barbara Wolfe and first-year student Maria Serakos and will speak on "The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later" in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 25, in the La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Economist to speak Nov. 18

Early life circumstances and life-cycle labor market outcomes will be discussed at noon seminar Tuesday, November 18, in the La Follette School conference room.

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