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.
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.
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.