The debate over American health care didn’t end with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Now that the law is in place and its provisions are slowly becoming reality, the discussion has shifted to questions regarding whether the benefits are worth the costs, and whether we will actually be a healthier nation once every citizen has health insurance. Johns Hopkins University health economist Douglas E. Hough hopes his new book, which looks at the state of American health care through the lens of behavioral economics, will be helpful in framing this new wave of discourse in a more productive way.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.
The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.” Retired Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, who most recently served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will open the lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
With just over two weeks to go before election day, undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University will gather to watch the third and final presidential debate Monday night.
Johns Hopkins undergraduates from the College Democrats, College Republicans and a weekly opinion magazine called JHU Politik are hosting a non-partisan presidential debate-watching party tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m., at Nolan’s on 33rd dining hall, located at 3301 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Undergraduates whose beliefs span the political spectrum will gather to watch Thursday night’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice president.
Stanford Law School professor Pamela S. Karlan will discuss the Supreme Court’s attitude towards the other branches of government and the political process at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2012 Constitutional Forum, held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day. The forum will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Mason Hall Auditorium.
Johns Hopkins Researcher in Electrical Stimulation of the Brain to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Sridevi V. Sarma, a Johns Hopkins faculty member who is her using knowledge of electrical engineering and computer science to develop new treatments for brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, is among 96 researchers selected this year to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Two Johns Hopkins professors are available to offer a constitutional or health care industry perspective on the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The political beliefs of corporate CEOs strongly influence the tax-avoidance strategies of the firms they run, and those firms with Republican chief executive officers show a significantly higher level of tax avoidance than do companies with CEOs of no obvious political preference, according to a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins business professor.
The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University has returned with several prominent speakers scheduled to visit the Homewood campus during the spring semester.
The United Nations recently placed the crisis of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries at the top of its agenda for global health and development. In an effort to develop a program for meeting this challenge, the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise (IHEGHSBE) at the Johns Hopkins University and the Global Health Council (GHC) will convene a workshop on Thursday, Feb. 9, bringing together leading experts in a range of disciplines to address gaps in related policy and research.
The Federal Reserve Board has appointed Johns Hopkins University Professor Jon Faust as special adviser in the Office of Board Members, effective Tuesday, Jan. 17.
For stories about the 2012 presidential election and the issues discussed along the campaign trail, consider the following sources from The Johns Hopkins University.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.