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The Health Equity Legacy of Medicare and Medicaid

Author: Pharis Sasa, MSIII Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, 2021-2022 REACH Chair The history and continued impact of Medicare and Medicaid Fifty-six years ago today, then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. These two pieces of legislation are rightly remembered as the most consequential reforms to the American way of...

Reimagining Roe v. Wade at its 48th Anniversary

On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we join with reproductive health professionals, advocates and activists in “reimagining Roe”: from Abortion Rights to Abortion Justice. Written by Jeff Koetje, MD, AMSA Reproductive Health Programming Strategist. Today we observe the 48th anniversary of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade which affirmed...

AMSA Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

For more than 70 years, the American Medical Student Association has been committed to improving medical training and advancing the profession of medicine. AMSA’s 30,000 members include medical and premedical students, residents and practicing physicians. We are future physician leaders who believe that health professionals and patients are partners in the management and maintenance of...

Incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic, a potential mental health crisis

Author: Conor Burke-Smith, second-year medical student, Iowa This post is a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee Much has been written about the potential negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health. Many have felt isolation to a greater extent than ever before in their lives. Anxiety exists about various...