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Profiting from Health Care Report
Concern remains about the country’s capacity to create enough health workers. For-profit colleges can play a role in meeting our future needs for providers, but we need to look at how to maximize their impact. Currently they tend to focus on health care “support” occupations rather than “practitioner” or “technical” health occupations. (AP/Al Behrman)

Profiting from Health Care

Julie Margetta Morgan and Ellen-Marie Whelan investigate for-profit colleges' claims of contributing to our health care workforce.

Julie Margetta Morgan, Ellen-Marie Whelan

Contraception Is Preventive Care Article
Reams of studies have consistently demonstrated that contraception is a safe and cost-effective way to reduce unintended pregnancies and a host of preventable health problems affecting both women and children. (Flickr/Phoney Nickle)

Contraception Is Preventive Care

The opinions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops should not determine whether millions of women have access to contraception under the new health care law, write Marta Cook and Ellen-Marie Whelan.

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