Health Affairs Today released the latest issue of their journal Health Affairs. The issue features a wide range of topics and includes the U.S. federal government’s yearly national health expenditures chart. In addition, this month’s installment of the journal’s Policy Insights discusses the benefits of price regulation on patients. Other topics include the effects of the Affordable Care Act on reading scores, how Medicaid expansion increased access to dental care for marginalized groups, and healthcare employment during the pandemic.
According to the Health Affairs Today newsletter, “Peter Buerhaus and coauthors examine health care employment during the COVID-19 pandemic and find unprecedented declines in the early months, most intensely in physician offices, outpatient care centers, and home health care. Although employment in most sectors gradually returned toward prepandemic levels over the course of 2020, “total employment in nursing homes remained 13.2 percent lower [fifteen months into the pandemic] than it had been in February 2020.””
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(Source: Health Affairs Today, January 4th, 2022)