Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Preparing for the Worst: King v. Burwell and its Dangerous Implications

By Maddie Cripps Published March 11, 2015

The most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case - calls the legality of more than 6 million subsidized health insurance premiums into question. Now, with millions of Americans' health insurance at stake, government officials must overcome political biases and work to prevent the adverse effects the case may have.

Sleep Deprivation, Its Consequences, and What Schools are Doing to Help

By Maddie Cripps Published November 9, 2014

As evidence linking insufficient sleep in adolescents to serious physical and mental health conditions increases, schools are beginning to reconsider their early start times in an attempt to protect their students' health. However, schools face the difficult task of weighing students' potential health benefits against the costs faced by the rest of the community in deciding whether or not to start classes later in the day.

The Obesity Epidemic: Are Soda Taxes the Solution?

By Maddie Cripps Published October 21, 2014

Soda taxes are highly controversial and widely opposed by the soft drink industry and citizens alike, but they may be our best bet in the fight against obesity.