Longer Looks: Obamacare And Rent Payments, Lonely Cities & Juul

Every week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra reveals attention-grabbing reads from across the Internet.

For The Poor, Obamacare Can Reduce Late Rent Payments

When Preferrred Courtroom Leader Justice John Roberts wrote the verdict in 2012 to uphold the Reasonably priced Care Act, the courtroom set the level for a herbal experiment in economics. His majority opinion in NFIB v. Sebelius invalidated the a part of the legislation that may have penalized states that refused to take part within the Medicaid growth, making it not obligatory for states to increase protection for essentially the most prone American citizens. Consequently, deficient adults in some states would obtain medical health insurance, whilst deficient adults in others would pass with out. (Kriston Capps, 12/four)

Our Cities Are Designed For Loneliness 

Loneliness, in part social isolation and in part our personal subjective interpretation of our lives, is a public well being downside in our towns: It makes our lives shorter, our our bodies extra matter to illness, our minds liable to melancholy and different psychological sickness. (Ankita Rao, 12/three)

The Atlantic:
‘Juul’s A Business, And They’re Behaving Like A Business’

Juul Labs’ Instagram account was once as soon as a repository of pictures of horny younger adults placing out in sunny locales whilst puffing away on the emblem’s standard vapes. Now it’s extra like a virtual grave. The whole lot is buried, save for one submit, a lone marker explaining the void. (Amanda Mull, 11/30)

US Biotech Firms Made China’s Gene-Edited Babies Possible 

American Crispr firms, a lot of them based or urged by means of the sphere’s largest stars, have additionally been laborious at paintings to decrease the prices and exertions related to gene modifying. Their undertaking is to make Crispr obtainable to everybody. And now they’re getting a lesson in what democratization of that era truly seems like. (Megan Molteni, 11/30)

The Problem With All The Plastic That’s Leaching Into Your Food

Maximum of our meals bins — from bottles to the linings in aluminum cans to plastic wraps and salad containers — are made the usage of polycarbonate plastics, a few of that have bioactive chemical compounds, like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. Those man-made chemical compounds can leach from the bins or wrappings into the food and drink they’re keeping — particularly once they’re heated. (Julia Belluz and Radhika Viswanathan, 12/four)

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