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    Jan 23, 2019

    What do policymakers need to know when thinking about single-payer proposals and their likely effects on cost and access? Jodi Liu and Christine Eibner will discuss some key characteristics of single-payer health care proposals and their likely impact as well as common misconceptions and areas of uncertainty. [Washington, D.C.]

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  • Military Spouses

    Newsletter

    Are DoD Scholarships for Military Spouses Making a Difference?

    Dec 19, 2018

    The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act included a provision to improve awareness of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance for education and training in portable career fields to spouses whose service members are early in their careers.

  • Military Families

    Newsletter

    Enhancing Family Stability During PCS Moves

    Nov 30, 2018

    About one-third of service members experience a permanent change of station (PCS) move every year. These moves are a stressor for military families and are associated with disruptions to family stability.

  • Global Climate Change

    Testimony

    Climate, Geopolitics, and Change in the Arctic

    Nov 26, 2018

    Climate change is increasing worldwide interest in the Arctic, where the physical impacts of the change are being felt sooner and more intensely than in other regions. But climate is just one of many key factors that will influence the Arctic's geopolitical future.

  • Arctic Region

    Testimony

    Russia’s and China’s Evolving Roles in the Arctic

    Nov 26, 2018

    Two changes have altered the geopolitical environment in the Arctic over the past five to ten years. Russia continues to increase its assertiveness in the region. And non-Arctic states, including China, have begun to play a larger role. What new challenges and opportunities do these developments pose to Canada and other Arctic states?

  • China

    Newsletter

    The Dawn of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    Nov 8, 2018

    As China continues to build relationships with the developing world through the Belt and Road Initiative, U.S. policymakers will be challenged with determining whether and how to encourage China to act as a cooperative partner.

  • Tobacco and Smoking

    Newsletter

    The Impact of E-Cigarettes on Youth

    Nov 1, 2018

    Teenage usage of e-cigarettes has been the target of recent government scrutiny, including a September declaration by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that usage of e-cigarettes by youth has reached “epidemic” levels.