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Analyzing the Effects of Public Health Messaging on Vaccine Hesitancy

Introduction To date, the COVID-19 vaccination effort has been largely successful for the United States; however, vaccine hesitancy is a major factor preventing the nation from reaching herd immunity. The ...

California Eyes Generic Drug Production to Curb Prescription Drug Costs

California has long been an innovator in prescription drug cost control efforts. In 2017, the state passed SB 17, a piece of drug pricing legislation with multiple reporting requirements aimed ...

Update on the Federal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic as Leadership Changes

COVID-19 was the top focus of the new federal administration as it entered office this month. With the surge in cases continuing across the nation, President Joseph Biden signed a ...

Updates on the State-Level Responses to COVID-19

As the U.S. continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic, individual states have enacted policy mandates and taken action to ensure patients have access to medication, healthcare, and COVID-19 testing and treatment—while ...

Health Policy Responses to COVID-19

In this unprecedented time, much attention has been paid to Congressional response to the clinical and economic needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, Congress, the Centers ...

Innovative Approaches to Accountable Care

In 2018, it was estimated that 10 percent of the population was receiving care under an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) approach to health care delivery. Recent enrollment data from 2019 ...

Bipartisan Federal Surprise Billing Legislation Likely to Pass

Although it has been discussed and debated at the federal level for years, viable bi-partisan surprise billing legislation had not been proposed until recently, in the form of the No ...

States Are Increasingly Turning to Uniform Prior Authorization Forms

Background Prior authorization is a common tool for utilization management and controlling health care costs. While the approach to the process is similar across payers, each insurance carrier and public ...

Health Policy News October 2017

The editors of Health Policy News spent this week at the annual National Academy for State Health Policy (#NASHPCONF17) in Portland, Oregon and had the opportunity to meet with many ...