Articles by John Allison

John Allison

John Allison is the Senior Policy Focus Editor at the Georgetown Public Policy Review and is a second year MPP student at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He is a proud native of Kansas where he recently completed his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. His areas of policy interest include health policy and poverty.


Perception or reality? Perceived financial security and willingness to accept immigrants

Introduction The Syrian refugee crisis has affected Europe more than any other refugee crisis since the Second World War. Reports place the total number of asylum claims in Europe at 1,321,560 during 2015, with Germany alone receiving more than a million migrants. The vast influx of immigrants, in addition to recent terror attacks across Europe,…

The ACA in 2015

In September, the Census Bureau released data showing that the uninsured rate in the U.S. had decreased from 14.5 percent in 2013 to 11.7 percent in 2014.[1] After several years of very little change to that figure, the sudden drop has given proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  a reason to cheer amidst what…