Over the past forty years, a quiet revolution has been unfolding in the health care sector. Physician Assistants, or PAs, are becoming more popular than doctors. And with the current shortage of doctors, especially in primary care, people are counting more and more on PAs that are more...
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies. Most available research indicates a significant difference in priorities between the majority of Americans and the affluent that comprise the political donor...
Let’s call today family day, since all families should be rejoicing about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obama’s health care law. I know I am. The law increases coverage for more than 30 million uninsured Americans, including children who were legally denied because they had preexisting...
On the coattails of its second anniversary, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The question at hand is the legality of the "health insurance mandate." Requiring citizens to purchase health insurance on the private market, it...
Demos' David Callahan defends the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the importance of public regulation to support widely shared prosperity. Callahan sits down with Yahoo! Finance economics editor Daniel Gross and Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights...
Demos' David Callahan sits down with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business to defend the Affordable Care Act and explain how fair regulations support the middle class.
By now, you've heard the story: Susan G. Komen for The Cure, a once well-regarded breast cancer awareness and research organization, became a pariah seemingly overnight when it decided to stop funding breast cancer screening to low-income women through Planned Parenthood. The decision was a debacle...
During the debate on health care that preceded the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the most-discussed topics was the heath care coverage status of young Americans. At the time, young people had the highest uninsurance rate of any age group: According to the CPS data Demos and Young...
One of the greatest public goods our taxpayers fund is biomedical research. Findings from NIH-funded research are used day-in and day-out to help doctors make treatment and diagnosis decisions, to help health departments better allocate their resources to promote health and prevent disease, and to...