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Health Policy News Index, August-September 2014: Ferguson And International Conflicts Capture Public’s Attention

Kaiser Health Policy News Index: August-September 2014

The latest Kaiser Health Policy News Index finds that attention to health policy stories in August took a back seat to breaking national news such as the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, international events in the West Bank, Syria and Ukraine and a global health story, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only U.S. health policy news story that garnered a significant amount of public attention this month was the passage of a bill in Congress to overhaul the Veterans Affairs health system.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Government & Global Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

This fact sheet describes U.S. government engagement in preparedness, surveillance, and response for global emerging infectious diseases.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Visualizing Health Policy: The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides highlights from a survey that asked Iraq and Afghanistan active duty soldiers and veterans about whether their physical and emotional health is worse compared with before the wars, whether they personally know someone who has attempted or died by suicide, whether they experienced difficulty…

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Visualizing Health Policy: The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides highlights from a survey that asked Iraq and Afghanistan active duty soldiers and veterans about whether their physical and emotional health is worse compared with before the wars, whether they personally know someone who has attempted or died by suicide, whether they experienced difficulty…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key U.S. Government Agency Positions and Officials in Global Health Policy & Related Areas

This fact sheet provides an overview of key positions and officials serving in U.S. government departments and agencies whose responsibilities include global health policy and related areas.

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Health Policy News Index, June 2014: Bergdahl And VA News Capture Public’s Attention

Kaiser Health Policy News Index: June 2014

This month’s Health Policy News Index finds more than six in 10 say they followed
news about long waiting lists for those seeking care at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities closely.
That makes the VA story the most closely followed health story in the first half of 2014, with slightly
more people following it than followed several ACA enrollment stories earlier this year.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

An Opportunity Amid the VA Problems

Drew Altman, in The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank,  discusses how the Department of Veterans Affairs health system scandal creates an opportunity for a fix, maybe with bipartisan support.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Avoiding the Wrong Lessons From the VA and HealthCare.gov Problems

Drew Altman, in The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, discusses “what lessons NOT to learn” from the recent healthcare.gov and VA health care failures.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

After the Wars: Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans

This partnership poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation explores the views and experiences of adults who served in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars as members of the U.S. military in the period after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The majority of veterans of these conflicts say that Americans appreciate their service and that gestures of support are genuine, but many report a number of challenges, including economic struggles, worse physical and mental health than prior to their engagement, and feeling disconnected from civilian life.

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