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01/02/2020

Essay: MedPAC and MACPAC Have Never Discussed the Health Effects of the Climate Crisis (December 30th)

On December 30th, The Hill published my essay titled, "Agencies Need to Discuss Health Effects Caused by the Climate Crisis."  At: https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/476217-agencies-need-to-discuss-health-effects-caused-by-the-climate-crisis.  (I had titled the piece, "MedPAC and MACPAC's Historic Failure.")   As the essay or opinion piece notes neither commission has ever discussed, much less mentioned, the climate crisis despite the fact the health effects thereof will disproportionately affect the frail elderly and poor children, i.e., Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, or those whose health these agencies are suppose to protect.   

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