Editor's note

Having failed four times to get Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump is switching gears. Case Western Reserve University health finance professor J.B. Silvers warns, however, that the president’s first executive order intended to dismantle his predecessor’s landmark reform effort is unlikely to fix what ails Obamacare.

The United Nations will soon wind down its peacekeeping mission in Haiti after 13 years. Haitians aren’t sad to see it go: The U.N. has admitted that its soldiers introduced cholera to the island and sexually abused women. Now, a new documentary is revealing that peacekeepers also repeatedly used excess force during anti-gang raids, killing at least 25 unarmed civilians. British filmmakers Siobhan Wills and Cahal McLaughlin teamed up with Haitian scholar Ilionor Louis to tell the story.

And, finally, how could the United States – a country with over 300 million people – lose to Trinidad and Tobago, which has 1.3 million citizens, in soccer? As sociologist Rick Eckstein explains, a youth soccer system that doesn’t weed out the worst players but instead weeds out the poorest players is partially to blame.

Emily Schwartz Greco

Philanthropy and Nonprofits Editor

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Unraveling Obamacare will be easier than fixing the nation’s insurance problems. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Why Trump's executive order may compound the health insurance industry's problems

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University

In most markets, diversity and choice foster robust competition. In health insurance they could lead to fragmentation and market failure.

Victims of violence by U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti say that the agency has neither investigated nor offered recompense for deaths and injuries that occurred during anti-gang raids. Daniel Aguilar/Reuters

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

Siobhán Wills, University of Ulster; Cahal McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast; Ilionor Louis, Université d'Etat d'Haiti

On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.

Defender Matt Besler sits on the field after losing to Trinidad and Tobago in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match. Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo

Until youth soccer is fixed, U.S. men's national team is destined to fail

Rick Eckstein, Villanova University

In a system that's far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.

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  • How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

    Gail Heyman, University of California, San Diego

    Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.

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