Health Policy News December 2022

Happy Holidays!

As is customary for Health Policy News, our December 2022 edition is a retrospective of 2022, with a quick preview of topics and developments the Health Policy News team will be following in 2023.

Reflections on 2022

As reflected in the compilation of articles below, 2022 was all about looking forward toward planning for the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and considering lessons learned for future pandemic response and policies that should be continued into the future. This includes the extension of key American Rescue Plan Act provision through the Inflation Reduction Act and considerations related to telehealth. Top of mind for all states has been timing of and planning for the PHE unwind, which was the feature topic of this fall’s white paper “The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency & the Effect on Health Insurance Coverage.” Looking longer term, states began to acclimate living with COVID-19 in an ongoing manner while planning for a future with initiatives that expand beyond the pandemic. We saw, for example, states taking on issues such as the behavioral health crisis and infant and maternal morbidity and mortality, that have only gotten worse through the pandemic.

In case you missed any of these pieces when they were originally released, included below are links to our most-read posts from 2022 below.

Top Posts of 2022

On our blog, you can access all our 2022 editions for more information on all of the topics noted above.

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Predictions for 2023

This month’s consolidated article looks forward with predictions on health policy developments in 2023. We provide previews of impending policy developments and a pending Supreme Court case, as well as regarding the much-anticipated end to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. To read more, click here.

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Thank You Readers!

Thank you all for your readership and participation. We wish all of you a restful and healthy end to 2022 and will be back in the new year with new content and continued coverage of state and federal health policy developments.

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