The Latest Research, Commentary, And News From Health Affairs
August 1, 2021
Read on for highlights from Health Affairs this week.
What's New In Health Affairs
In a new article released ahead of print this week, Jody Heymann and
colleagues break down how eligibility requirements for sick leave
illustrated in the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which
provides job protection but no pay-contribute to disparities in leave
The authors find that FMLA eligibility restrictions exclude 50.3 percent
of private-sector and self-employed workers from coverage. Specifically,
"the FMLA's minimum hours requirement disproportionately excludes
women, while its tenure requirement disproportionately excludes Black,
Indigenous, and multiracial workers."
On Health Affairs Blog, Katie Keith described the additional changes to
that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is making as the
Biden administration's broad COVID-19 special enrollment period nears
A Health Policy Brief published this week focuses on public
transportation in the US
driver of health. Wendy Heaps and coauthors discuss how new or expanded
public transportation options can improve health and health equity.
All Health Affairs' Health Policy Briefs
are available on our website.
Featured This Week
US Sick Leave In Global Context: US Eligibility Rules Widen Inequalities
Despite Readily Available Solutions
Jody Heymann et al.
Podcast: Many US Citizen Migrant Children Living In Mexico Have
Inadequate Health Coverage
Alan Weil and Sharon Borja
Podcast: COVID-19: The Latest on Federal Mask Guidance and Vaccine
Rob Lott and Leslie Erdelack
Many US Citizen Migrant Children Living In Mexico Have Inadequate Health
**Health Affairs** Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interview Sharon Borja from
the University of Houston on health insurance access among US citizen
children in Mexico.
On The Blog This Week
To Transform Veterans Health Care For The Next Generation, We Should
Learn From TRICARE
Brian J. Miller et al.
HealthCare.gov Updates: Automatic Rescue Plan Subsidies, No Eligibility
Bar For Failure To Repay Excess Credits
Lessons Learned From Maine's Nation-Leading Vaccination Efforts
Dora Anne Mills and Joan Boomsma
New Guidance On PrEP: Support Services Must Be Covered Without
Native Americans And COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Pathways Toward
Increasing Vaccination Rates For Native Communities
Gabriel R. Sanchez and Raymond Foxworth
Health Equity And Value-Based Payment Systems: Moving Beyond Social Risk
Steven Sheingold et al.
A Project Delving Into Low-Value Care Among Black And Latinx Communities
During 2020: What Its Two Funders Learned
Kelly Rand and Nancy C. Yedlin
Language Is Not A Barrier-It Is An Opportunity To Improve Health
Equity Through Education
Pilar Ortega and Tiffany M. Shin
COVID-19: The Latest On Federal Mask Guidance And Vaccine Mandates
Health Affairs'Â Â editors Rob Lott and Leslie Erdelack discuss the
latest on COVID-19, the Delta variant, the CDC's updated mask guidance,
and President Joe Biden's expected vaccine requirement for federal
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