Addressing Lives and Livelihoods with a Whole-of-Government Approach – The First Wave of Biden Health Policy

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I cover this first wave of Biden health policy in my latest post for the Medecision Liberation blog titled, “ Top Priorities for President Biden: COVID-19, Then Everything Else.” Health equity and equal opportunity are baked into President Biden’s plans.

Come Together – A Health Policy Prescription from the Bipartisan Policy Center

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Among all Americans, the most popular approach for improving the health care in the U.S. It would be to improve the current health care system, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s research reported in a Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care.

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AHIP's Eyles: Health policy priorities for insurers to watch in 2021

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AHIP's Eyles: Health policy priorities for insurers to watch in 2021. pminemyer. Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:43

Lyft wants to solidify its place in healthcare. Meet its new health policy guru

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Meet its new health policy guru. Lyft wants to solidify its place in healthcare. pminemyer. Fri, 08/21/2020 - 14:12

The Dems just flipped the Senate. Here are 3 health policies Biden could now get passed—and one he won't

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Here are 3 health policies Biden could now get passed—and one he won't. The Dems just flipped the Senate. rking. Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:37

Women’s Health Policy Advice for the Next Occupant of the White House: Deal With Mental Health, the Pandemic, and Health Care Costs

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A new study from Tia, the women’s health services platform, looks deeply into COVID-19’s negative impacts on working-age women and how they would advise the next occupant of the White House on health policy in Dear Future President — What Women Want for Healthcare in America.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

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It’s timely, then, to re-visit a research paper on subsidizing fruits and vegetables from a March 2019 issue of PLOS as an introduction to a new initiative growing out of The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) on produce prescriptions.

One Health Policy Researcher on the Current State of Blockchain in Healthcare, and its Potential Future

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Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices. Indeed, the home is the new health hub.

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

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Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. The coolest thing in health policy in the 21st century!!

How to Restore Americans’ Confidence in U.S. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost

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and more health citizens getting their first jabs, there’s growing optimism in America looking to the next-normal by, perhaps, July 4th holiday weekend as President Biden reads the pandemic tea leaves. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

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health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? recognizing and re-committing energy and resources to social determinants of health and health justice.

Masks Work. A Picture From Kansas That Tells A Story in Two Words.

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The rationale: That was two days before Independence Day, the holiday weekend when she and state public health officials anticipated health citizens would abandon their personal efforts to physically distance and cover faces to avoid contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

From Medicaid to price transparency, here are the 5 biggest health policy controversies in 2019

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Washington provided a lot of drama for the payer and provider industries in 2019 with unexpected transparency requirements, payment cuts and major uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act

The Cost of Healthcare Can Drive Medical Rationing and Crowd Out Other Household Spending

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cannot afford to pay for quality health care — an especially acute challenge for Black and Hispanic Americans, according to a West Health-Gallup poll conducted in March 2021, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. seniors when it comes to affording quality health care.

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

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who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most workers faced a deductible in their health plan. For a worker in the U.S.

The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies.

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: To further inform insights from the Gallup poll, I looked at a study From GfK on Navigating COVID-19, exploring changing consumers. The Great Recession was a direct hit on national and personal economics; health was an indirect impact.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health. Achieve health equity. Address social determinants of health.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

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years, according to data shared by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For insights into that trend of growing male mortality, search for my posts on the Deaths of Despair here on Health Populi).

Most Americans Want a Vaccine, Dissatisfied with the Rollout

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There continue to be disparities between White and Non-White health citizens for information on vaccinations, as well as a gap for people earning lower household incomes (under $40,000). Seven in 10 U.S.

“Hope Springs Eternal” With the COVID Vaccine for Both Joe Biden and Most People in the U.S.

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More Americans are happier in March 2021 than they’ve been for a year, based on consumer research from Civic Science polling U.S. adults in early March 2021. For the first time, a larger percent of Americans said they were better off financially since the start of the pandemic.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

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About four in 10 people 50+ are interested in “purchasing” (the word used in the AARP survey) several digital health innovations: Communicating with a health care provider that you’ve taken a medication as prescribed.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Financial Health Is On Americans’ Minds Just Weeks Before the 2020 Elections

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Financial health is part of peoples’ overall health. Nearly 8 million workers losing jobs also losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, discussed in this research from The Commonwealth Fund. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The patient in the U.S.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

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This week, two organizations mission-driven by these “C” words aligned to bolster digital health care transformation for all people — not just those of us advantaged by a bountiful local, accessible portfolio of social determinants of health (SDoH).

A BA Degree as Prescription for a Longer Life – Update on Deaths of Despair from Deaton and Case

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Case and Deaton wrote the book on Deaths of Despair ( detailed here in Health Populi) , . ” Their “causal story” isn’t so much that education leads to better health which enables people to live longer.

Stress in America, Like COVID-19, Impacts All Americans

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“We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come,” APA introduces their latest read into stressed-out America. Voting, too, is part of being a solid health citizen. .

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

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” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. For more on this issue, see Health Populi here ].

The Biden Administration’s Whole-of-Government Approach to Equity – in Health and Beyond

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the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed disparities in housing, food, and job security, and the role that one’s ZIP code and social determinants play in health outcomes. “Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative. In the U.S.,

The Most Relevant Companies in Health Care – Learning From the W2O Group

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” That year the firm began to study the relevance of, well, relevance for organizations especially operating in the health/care ecosystem. Those issues were COVID-19, the 2020 Election, health care policy, racial divides, and equity and access. This includes health care.

Two in Three Americans Cite the U.S. Presidential Election is a Significant Source of Stress, Even More than the 2016 Race

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adults told APA that the presidential election this year is a significant source of stress, compared with 52% of people citing political stress during the 2016 election which I covered here in Health Populi.

“The virus is the boss” — U.S. lives and livelihoods at the beginning of 2021

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As Uwe Reinhardt, health economist guru , is whispering in my ear from his heavenly perch, “It’s the virus, stupid.” There are some important differences between men and women regarding health and wealth in 2021.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

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Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Americans A Year Into the Pandemic – A View from Pew

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reduce health care costs, improve jobs, secure Social Security, strengthen economy) and socio-political challenges addressing issues around race, improve politics, and dealing with problems of poor people.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

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“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

My ABCovid-19 Journal – Day 3 of 5, Letters “K” through “O”

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This week, I’m sharing all the letters of the alphabet with you which reminded me keywords and themes emerging as we were learning about this dastardly public health threat beginning early in 2020.