Tradeoffs

The Link Between Depression and Infant Health

Neel Shah writes about a new meta-analysis of studies connecting depression in pregnant people to adverse birth outcomes.

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A Closer Look at Health Care Jobs and Recessions

Joseph Benitez explores new research showing how economic downturns have historically impacted health care jobs.

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COVID’s Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce

A conversation between one person who felt she had to leave public health and another who was inspired to join the field.

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What You Need to Know About the New Surprise Bill Rule

Katie Keith breaks down the newest rule outlining how new federal surprise bill legislation will be enforced.

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Can Democrats Reconcile Their Health Policy Differences?

Democratic lawmakers face tough health care compromises as they struggle to secure votes for their blockbuster spending bill.

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Price Hikes Fuel Rising Employer Health Costs

Aditi Sen shares new data from the Health Care Cost Institute on health care spending, utilization and average price trends in the employer-sponsored insurance market.

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How Medicaid Home Care Helps Caregivers Too

Atheendar Venkataramani writes about a pair of studies showing how investment in Medicaid home and community based services benefits caregivers.

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How Do We Keep the Nursing Shortage From Getting Worse?

Experts are worried the U.S. could be headed for its worst nursing shortage in 20 years.

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Forms and Phone Calls and Faxes, Oh My! Measuring Patients’ Admin Burden

Ishani Ganguli on new research showing administrative burdens can be as a big a barrier to patient care as high costs.

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Inside Big Health Insurers’ Side Hustle

America’s largest health insurance companies moonlight as obscure middlemen, managing billions in health care spending for many of the country’s biggest employers.

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