Q&A: Alecia McGregor talks hospital closures and political determinants of health care

Alecia McGregor is an assistant professor of community health. This semester, she teaches the community health course called Too Big to Fail? Hospitals and the Changing Landscape. Her recent research looks at the political determinants of hospital closures. In an interview with the Daily, McGregor talked about her research as well as her concerns regarding the U.S. hospital business’ political power […]


Red, White and True: Trump at Three Months

“The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.” — Lyndon B. Johnson This Thursday marks the three-month anniversary of January 20, or the date that Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States. Following […]


Op-Ed: The future of healthcare, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the state of U.S. healthcare and its future. Using the process of budget reconciliation, Senate Republicans have ensured that they can pass a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with just 51 votes, avoiding filibuster. This loophole – traditionally utilized to pass […]


The future of healthcare

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the state of U.S. healthcare and its future. The election of President Donald Trump has ramifications across every policy field, but it may have the largest impact on healthcare. Election night immediately called into question the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With […]


Op-ed: Bernie Sanders’ single-payer plan doesn’t add up

Thanks to recent primary victories and an enormous shift in momentum, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is back in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. However, Sanders has recently come under attack for one of his most important policy proposals: the implementation of a single-payer healthcare system. According to healthcare experts, Sanders is off on […]


Thoughts while having the flu

A couple of years ago, I got a concussion in West Hall. I just stood up and hit the ceiling. For those who were not there to witness it, it was quite a scandal — a fire truck, an ambulance and two police cars all arrived on the scene. The Tufts medical team deemed me […]


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