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Joe Biden’s Claim on Medicare for All Tax Hikes Rests on Flaky Analysis – Politifact

Read article – Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, in an article that examines former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposed “Medicare for All” tax. Meara comments on how discussion about the potential tax burden of “Medicare for All” without considering overall costs is misleading. “A $5,000 or $6,000 tax is really quite small compared with what middle-class families forego in cash wages to get employer-sponsored coverage,” Meara said. (Picked up by Beloit Daily News.)

Top Pediatrician Tells Congress Adolescents ‘Do Not Stand a Chance’ Against Juul – CNBC

Read article – Quotes Susanne Tanski, associate professor of pediatrics, in an article about how the American Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday slammed e-cigarette maker Juul in written congressional testimony, saying the salts it uses in its vaping devices help deliver “dramatically higher levels” of nicotine to the brain than other products. “Adolescents simply do not stand a chance,” said Tanski in prepared remarks for delivery at a hearing scheduled Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. (Similar coverage in CSP and Science News for Students.)

Many Hospitals, Practices Not Screening for Social Needs – Health Day News

Read article – An article profiling a research finding that most hospitals and physicians’ offices do not screen for key social needs associated with health outcomes. Taressa K. Fraze, a research scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and research colleagues examined responses from 2190 physician practices and 739 hospitals to the 2017 to 2018 National Survey of Healthcare Organizations and Systems to characterize screening for social needs. The study appears in JAMA Network Open.