Author Archives: Eileen Marino

Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act


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By Alessandra Fodera (NHS ’16) Before President Barack Obama assumed office in 2008, he promised the American people that, if elected, he would fight for health care reform to increase access to health insurance. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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Redefining Financial Incentives and Quality in the Healthcare Field through the Medicare Shared Savings Program


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By Alexis Boaz (NHS ’15) According to data released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the United States spent $2.7 trillion dollars on health care in 2011, which made up 17.9 percent of the GDP (Squires, 2012).   … Continue reading

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Patient Choice and Physician Aid in Dying


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This opinion was originally written for a bioethics presentation.  The argument is by no means comprehensive, but rather is a sampling of the position’s defenses. The central problem of this paper is whether patient autonomy justifies physician aid in dying.  … Continue reading

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Demographics indicate China should abolish the one child policy


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By Michael Henze (NHS ’15) Introduction According to the Population Reference Bureau, China’s population has climbed to a staggering 1,350,37800 people, just shy of 20% of the total human population on Earth. China had a long history of massive population … Continue reading

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Direct to Consumer Advertising


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By Elizabeth Kelly (NHS 2015) Advertising in the pharmaceutical industry is atypical in comparison to almost every other facet of the economy in that they market the result of their product instead of the drug itself. In addition, efforts are … Continue reading

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