A central question in Congress’ current debate over health care reform is how to approach the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) essential health benefits (EHB). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) Read more
The rate of Tennesseans dying from cardiovascular disease has fallen but remains above the national average. It's even higher for African-Americans.
The science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) indicates that early childhood and adolescence are critical times for human brain development.
The Sycamore Institute has a hard-working full-time staff of four, but we don’t do it alone! Madison and Sami are interning with us this summer and helping out with some policy research Read more
The U.S. House and Senate bills to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) propose 3 different growth rates for caps on federal Medicaid funding to states. Each proposal aims Read more
The Sycamore Institute’s office in Nashville has moved downtown! We are excited to settle into our new home just a short walk from the Tennessee State Capitol. Our new address and phone number Read more
There’s a complicated relationship between public health and public policy. 5 Ways Public Policy Impacts Health explains how government actions or inaction — even in areas not always considered Read more
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) could give Tennessee’s governor and legislature a lot more power over and responsibility for health insurance in our state. The bill, passed by the U.S. House Read more
A Closer Look at the Intersection of Public Policy and the Drivers of Health Health means more than just health care. While access to clinical care is a contributing factor, our behaviors and the Read more
Lawmakers considering gas tax revenue and car sales taxes to fund highway projects in Tennessee should weigh the trade-offs of both options.