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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers as a Condition for Medicare and Medicaid Participation Article
A nurse manager in Washington, D.C., fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during a walk-up clinic at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on May 6, 2021. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers as a Condition for Medicare and Medicaid Participation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, as this action would protect vulnerable patients, set a positive example for other employers, and contribute to the national effort to contain the virus.

Jill Rosenthal, Emily Gee, Maura Calsyn

Navigating the Road Ahead in the Fight for Women’s Progress Article
Rachel Bryan of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers holds a sign next to the podium in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the Women's March, January 2018. (Getty/J.M. Giordano)

Navigating the Road Ahead in the Fight for Women’s Progress

The Biden-Harris administration took key strides toward gender equity in its first 100 days, but achieving future progress will require an intentional focus on combating systemic barriers, entrenched biases, and a status quo that continues to preserve and perpetuate long-standing disparities.

the Women’s Initiative

Using Bulk Purchasing To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Report
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 24: An elderly women begins her day taking her daily prescription medicine on December 24, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.(Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/ Corbis via Getty Images)

Using Bulk Purchasing To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Bulk purchasing of prescription drugs would allow federal and state governments to better respond to epidemics—including opioid addiction and HIV/AIDS—and pandemics such as COVID-19.

Thomas Waldrop

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