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The Health Policy Connection features the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health, sharing their views on various health policy-related topics relevant to the current times.

Please note that the views and opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Loma Linda University Health or the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

CMS, Healthcare Costs, Hospitals, Price Transparency, Trump Administration

Bargain Hunters: Hospital Edition

Will Price Transparency Help You Shop Around for Medical Care?

Climate change, ED visits, air pollution, allergies, asthma, emergency department visits, global warming, health, heat, pollen

From Climate Change to Emergency Departments

Read on to learn how climate change is linked to an increase in emergency department visits.

SSBs, Sugar, advertising, health, low-income countries, soda, sugar ban, sugar control, sugar sweetened beverages, vulnerable populations

Should Sugar be Banned?

Soda companies are targeting vulnerable populations, negatively affecting their health.

Food insecurity, SNAP benefits, TANF, food security, food stamps, hunger, low-income

What is happening with SNAP benefits?

Currently, 36 million people receive food benefits. This number could greatly change if a proposed rule goes into effect.