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Updates on health policy by Gregg Margolis
Mar 23, 2024, 23:48

Updates on health policy by Gregg Margolis

Gregg Margolis, Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academy of Medicine, recently shared on LinkedIn:

“If you can only read three things about health policy this week, I suggest…

Politico: Congressional Leaders Roll Out Final $1.2T Funding Package Ahead Of Saturday Shutdown Deadline Congressional leaders are one step closer to closing out a particularly chaotic government funding season, releasing a massive, $1.2 trillion spending package early Thursday morning that they aim to pass through both chambers by week’s end. Lawmakers are again racing against a partial government shutdown that would hit just after midnight Saturday morning, after a fight over border-related funding delayed legislative text. The new package leaders unveiled overnight would boost budgets for the military through the end of September, while keeping funding for most non-defense agencies about even with current spending levels. (Emma and Scholtes, 3/21)

Modern Healthcare: Bill To Help Health Workers With Burnout Moves Ahead In Congress A bill designed to help counter depression, burnout and suicide among healthcare providers cleared a key hurdle Wednesday, passing unanimously out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act of 2024 updates and extends for five years an earlier version of the law. It funds grants for healthcare organizations and associations to run programs aimed at improving workers’ mental health amid staff shortages and ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. (McAuliff, 3/20)

Politico: CDC: US Life Expectancy Rises After 2-Year Dip U.S. life expectancy increased for the first time in two years, according to a new report by the CDC. The report, released Thursday, marks a notable reversal: People born in the U.S. in 2022 can expect to live 77.5 years, an increase from 76.4 in 2021. Life expectancy had dropped in 2020 and 2021, which experts have said was driven by Covid-19 deaths and drug overdoses. The 2021 life expectancy report — a decline from 77 years to 76.4 years — marked the lowest U.S. life expectancy since 1996. (Cirruzzo, 3/21)

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