The 2020 Election: Statewide Ballot Measures

Today is the day. It’s finally election day. We’ve spent a lot of time talking on the blog about what is on the ballot during this election as it relates to healthcare, from responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency to the future of the healthcare system and what it means for the tens ofContinue reading “The 2020 Election: Statewide Ballot Measures”

The 2020 Presidential Election: Focusing on Health Care

8 days. That is all that’s left until the Presidential election. 8 days until millions of voters go to the polls and decide the future of this country on a variety of issues. But at the center of all of it will be health care.  Note: We recognize that millions of voters have already votedContinue reading “The 2020 Presidential Election: Focusing on Health Care”

Why pharmacists need to count on the census

The census, the decennial count of our nation, is important for a variety of reasons. As a vehicle for how our democracy functions, the primary purpose of the census is to determine the number of congressional representatives each state has. The basis of our government is on balance between the three branches of government thatContinue reading “Why pharmacists need to count on the census”

The Assault on LGBTQ+ Health Access

Estimates predict that 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender. Today we unpack a recent rule proposal that could jeopardize these individuals’ access to healthcare and how the most accessible healthcare professional, the pharmacist, can advocate against this systemic discrimination. On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United StatesContinue reading “The Assault on LGBTQ+ Health Access”

Reflections on Systemic Racism in America

Over the past week, we have been torn about how to respond to the death of George Floyd and the resulting demands for justice taking place across our country. The murder of another human being by police officers is a symptom of underlying disease that has been a part of this country since it’s founding:Continue reading “Reflections on Systemic Racism in America”