On August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a $740 billion reconciliation package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill by August 12. This expert perspective describes the healthcare provisions included in the IRA, such as provisions to improve the affordability of healthcare for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace enrollees. The expert perspective also describes several significant healthcare policies included in the House-passed Build Back Better Act that were left out of the Senate package.
Health Equity Resources
For too many of us, the prospects for good health are limited by where we live, how much money we make, or discrimination we face.
We all benefit when everyone has a fair shot at access to good jobs with fair pay, good schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and quality medical care. This is health equity—when we all have the basics to be as healthy as possible.
For wherever you are on your journey, State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) developed this resource page to serve as an accessible one-stop source of health equity information for states.
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|Education and Awareness||Data and Measurement||Policies and Implementation|
|Analysis and Research||State Examples and Models||Medicaid and Health Equity
|Telehealth and Health Equity||Engagement/Communications||Equity and COVID-19|