New census data show poverty dropping again, but more Americans lack health insurance.
Erik Josephson"the percentage of U.S. residents who went without medical insurance last year rose to 8.5% from 7.9% in 2017. That translated into 1.9 million more people who did not have health insurance at some point during last year."
Erik Josephson"Bangkokians make the least use of the services, Karoon said, chiefly because they simply don’t know they are entitled to it." nationthailand.com/news/30375273 Interesting how frequently one hears that people aren't aware of their benefits. It isn't UHC if people don't know.
An adequate and qualified health workforce is critical for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and responding to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Frontline health workers who are mainly women, play important roles in responses to...
Introduction The 2018 Astana Declaration reaffirmed global commitment to primary healthcare (PHC) as a core strategy to achieve universal health coverage. To meet this potential, PHC in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) needs to be...
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medic...
Erik Josephson"The [Chinese} administration also removed 150 drugs which were considered to be of low clinical value or which could be substituted by products with better therapeutic effects from the list, it said in statements issued alongside the list."
Introduction In this paper, we elucidate challenges posed by contexts to the implementation of the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach, using the example of primary health centres (rural peripheral health units) in India. We first present a...
A century ago, captains of industry and their allies in government launched a great social experiment in urban America: the abandonment of mass transit in favor
Erik Josephson"subsidies lower the price of driving by comprehensively reassigning its costs to non-drivers and society at large. law not only inflames a public health crisis but legitimizes it, ensuring the continuing dominance of the car."