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October 2022 Kushal T. Kadakia, Zirui Song,
Rather than focusing on “clinical non-inferiority,” or whether the reform lowers spending without negatively affecting outcomes, the authors propose focusing first on improving health first and second on lowering the implications for spending second. More
August 2022 John E. McDonough,
The newly signed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can be seen as an exercise in continuous policy improvement involving two key parts of federal health law: Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More
August 2022 David Rosner,
We have become so acclimated to bad news that when the Senate recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) with its huge health and climate provisions many were skeptical. More
August 2022 Sara Rosenbaum,
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden with great fanfare, promises major health policy gains: the largest-ever federal investment in climate reform; a three-year extension of enhanced premium subsidies that make Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace insurance more affordable to lower- and moderate-income Americans; and landmark Medicare prescription drug pricing reforms. More
August 2022 Lawrence O. Gostin, Sandro Galea,
On August 17th, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky acknowledged the CDC’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced an agency-wide restructuring. More
August 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although funding and access to health care have long been important issues in American public policy, far less attention has been paid to issues relating to public health. More
August 2022 Heidi L. Allen,
State variation in Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care is exacerbating transgender health disparities observed in low-income populations. More
June 2022 John E. McDonough,
For decades, corporate mergers and consolidations in the US health care system were like the weather—complain all you want because you can’t do anything about them. More
June 2022 Simar Singh Bajaj, Anthony Zhong, Bhav Jain, Fatima Cody Stanford,
The connections between infrastructure and health are robust, from the benefits of green spaces, physical activity, and clean air to the consequences of water pollution, community severance, and environmental contamination. More
May 2022 Harold A. Pollack, Jason Lerner, Mary Beth Shapley,
Despite recognizing the importance of the social determinants of health, the health policy and public health community have failed to recognize and reward the profession and practice of social work, say Harold Pollack, Jason Lerner, and Mary Beth Shapley of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. More
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