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The Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank at Cornell University that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.

Recent Blog Posts

Barring Big Tech Companies from Financial Services: A Double-Edged Sword?

Though Facebook seems to be in the spotlight for Libra developments, Libra is actually headed by the Libra Association, which consists of multiple companies from various industries.

As Libra continues to be scrutinized by US lawmakers, the US government needs to decide whether to embrace cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, or ban it and face the consequences of their action.

Saying Goodbye is Hard. Hospice will make it easier, if Medicare will let you in.

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Palliative care, particularly hospice care, is underutilized throughout the United States. Even with the multitude of well-being and cost benefits associated with the use of hospice, the dying often receive this care too late. The prognosis requirement necessary to receive the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) should be modified to better serve those at the end-of-life.

Patients Already Have A Right-to-Try—And They Deserve More


The Right-to-Try Act was adopted by Congress with the intention of permitting critically ill patients the ability to circumvent the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process in order to access to unapproved treatments. However, the FDA continues to play an important role in consumer protection and should not be so quickly overlooked.

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