Elevating women's voices in health policy during Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month. On today’s Health Affairs This Week, Vabren Watts and Jessica Bylander give thanks and recognition to the women who have contributed important research and insights to the Health Affairs community.
For example, Sara Rosenbaum from the George Washington University School of Public Health and colleagues published a piece on the Health Affairs Blog this week explaining how the American Rescue Plan impacts state Medicaid programs. Of note, the law creates a new state option to increase Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months.
In addition, Jessica and Vabren discuss the latest on COVID-19 vaccines and how clinical trials are beginning to evaluate the vaccines in pregnant women.
Listen now to catch up on this week in health policy.
- Medicaid And The American Rescue Plan: How It All Fits Together (Health Affairs Blog)
- Pregnant Women Pass On COVID Vaccine Protection To Newborns (U.S. News & World Report)
- Pfizer And Biontech Commence Global Clinical Trial To Evaluate COVID-19 Vaccine In Pregnant Women (Pfizer)