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Health Affairs This Week

Health Affairs This Week

Health Affairs editors discuss this week's most pressing health policy news.

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The next wave of federal food aid for children and families

Listen to Health Affairs' Leslie Erdelack and Jessica Bylander discuss food insecurity and President Biden's latest efforts on federal food aid.
May 7, 2021

Aggressive policing damages health equity and community health

Listen to Rob Lott talk with Dr. Hedwig Lee, author of a new Health Affairs Policy Brief on the impacts of aggressive policing on health and health equity.
April 30, 2021

Hospitals at large are failing at price transparency

Listen to Health Affairs' Leslie Erdelack and Rob Lott break down the latest on the federal hospital pricing transparency rule and hospital compliance.
April 23, 2021

What's the deal with hospital mergers?

Listen to Health Affairs' Jessica Bylander and Jeff Byers talk about the latest data on hospital mergers and why Microsoft is acquiring the health tech firm Nuance Communications.
April 16, 2021

A renewed effort to address the opioid epidemic

It’s National Public Health Week, and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra just renewed the agency’s emergency declaration for the opioid crisis. Listen to Senior Editor Leslie Erdelack and Health Equity Director Vabren Watts discuss why.
April 9, 2021

Drug pricing on the agenda for massive infrastructure bill

Listen to Chris Fleming and Washington University's Rachel Sachs break down H.R. 3, which contains a series of far-reaching drug pricing reforms that could be included as part of a massive infrastructure package proposal.
April 2, 2021

Health Affairs This Week

Health Affairs This Week places listeners at the center of health policy’s proverbial water cooler. Each week, our trusted editors – sometimes with help from special guests and thought leaders – discuss this week’s most pressing health policy news. This Week catches you up on what’s going down and what to expect in the field of health policy. All in 15 minutes or less.
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