By: The Keckley Report
January 2021 was a watershed month for U.S. healthcare: it sets the stage for what’s ahead for the rest of the year.
As 2020 ended, the pandemic and its economic impact dominated attention but the emergency-use approvals of vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna brought hope. Congress authorized a 5th relief package in December bringing total pandemic appropriations to $3.7 trillion in 2020 and federal debt to $27.8 trillion at year end. That’s how the year ended.