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Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

Editorial: The shortcomings of Northeastern’s student health plan

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every year, part-time and full-time students at Northeastern are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Plan, regardless of whether or not they already have health insurance. To reverse this enrollment, and the subsequent bill of $1999, students now have to embark on an unnecessarily...

Students talk birth control

Students talk birth control

Hannah Bernstein and Irvin Zhang

October 18, 2017


Filed under City

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued President Donald J. Trump’s administration Oct. 6 after Trump signed an executive order rolling back a health care provision which mandated that employers provide birth control in their employees’ insurance packages. “The Trump administration’s actions toda...

College Democrats win health care debate

College Democrats win health care debate

March 20, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Maggie Dolan, news staff The Northeastern University College Democrats (NUCD) beat their Republican counterparts in an hour-long debate about health care Thursday night in Richards Hall. Two members of each club competed in a series of speeches and debates moderated by the Northeastern Unive...

Boston health care workers, activists protest ACA repeal on Beacon Hill

Boston health care workers, activists protest ACA repeal on Beacon Hill

March 2, 2017


Filed under City

By Ryan Grewal, city editor More than a hundred professionals and students who work and study in Boston’s health care system, along with other supporters of publicly-funded health insurance, voiced their opposition to Republican lawmakers' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Saturda...

A Step Away From a Thousand Years of Darkness: The Myth of Fascism

A Step Away From a Thousand Years of Darkness: The Myth of Fascism

February 27, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Noah Tagliaferri, political columnist   Watching Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) debate the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) earlier this month was a great showing of how debates should look. Rather than broad character attacks, both men stuck to facts and evidence to...

Hindsights in History: U.S. lags in health care

Hindsights in History: U.S. lags in health care

February 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Jose Castillo, political columnist About two and a half weeks ago, I was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for injuries I had sustained on the day of the Women’s March. My injuries weren’t related; the march had long been over by then. I had fallen off my bike while both speeding down...

Janitors to vote on new contract

Janitors to vote on new contract

Paxtyn Merten and Leslie Hassanein

October 5, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

Janitors in the Greater Boston Area will begin voting Thursday on whether to ratify a new contract that bargainers from their union accepted last week. The tentative contract includes increased wages, more full-time employment opportunities and expanded family health care for full-time employees over the ...

On administering empathy as nurses

On administering empathy as nurses

March 31, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

By Angelica Recierdo, A & E columnist Patient K.R. is one of the longest-staying patients I have cared for during my practicum at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) in the respite unit. He is a 74-year-old Caucasian male with recently diagnosed (less than one year) end-stage lung ...

Med tech needs to be personal

Med tech needs to be personal

November 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Angelica Recierdo, inside columnist Imagine an app or device that told you how many quality hours you slept last night, or your anxiety level before an exam. Imagine it told you how many pounds you had to lose to reach your goal weight, or how bad your posture was. Would you listen to it? Now, i...

Northeastern changes health insurance plan

Northeastern changes health insurance plan

October 30, 2014


Filed under Campus

By Alexandra Malloy, news editor Human Resources Management (HRM) of Northeastern announced to members of the faculty senate on Oct. 15 that there would be changes to the current healthcare and benefits available to Northeastern faculty and staff. The announcement came during a period of open e...

Bouve to work on health care

March 10, 2011


Filed under Campus

By Todd Feathers, News Correspondent Graduate students in the Bouve College of Health Sciences and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy were recently selected by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to help conduct research on the nation’s health care workforce and provide recommendations...

Husky Happenings

February 24, 2011


Filed under Campus

Family of student awarded in death The family of a Northeastern student who died in 2007 at Our House East was awarded $6.7 million last week, when a judge found the bar culpable. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Fahey ordered the Gainsborough Street bar to pay the family of Jacob Freeman...

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