Editorial by Harry P. Selker, William H. Frist, and Stuart H. Altman Primarily created to expand healthcare access, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has secondary features that all researchers should be excited for. The authors note that the ACA creates flexible provisions to innovate in many dimensions of healthcare delivery: payment, care coordination, information technology, [...]
By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Staff Writer NOV 21, 2013 This Kaiser Health News story was produced in collaboration with For years, Phil Bretthauer was one of the most expensive patients at Unity Point Health in Fort Dodge, a small town in western Iowa. The 70-year-old was frequently in and out of the hospital [...]
Health Affairs Blog post by Len Nichols regarding what to expect as the exchanges open for business. Read
During this 21-minute interview by David Introcaso of The Health Care Policy Podcast, Professor Nichols discusses the reasons for the decline in health care cost growth and whether its slowing will persist, alternative payment models (to fee for service) that contribute to this decline, how worrisome or not health care market consolidation is as well [...]
Dr. Len Nichols, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, testified on July 30, 2013, before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget on “Containing Health Care Costs: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges.” View video of meeting (forward to the 40-minute mark) Testimony Democratic coverage Republican coverage
Overview: In this section we provide timely commentary on hot topics in health policy. We will consider different questions as relevance rises and falls.
Health Policy Timeline: This information was provided by HealthCare.gov beginning with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March 2010. Please note that the timeline is organized so that the most current update is at the top. March 1, 2012 - Understanding and Fighting Health Disparities. Click here for more information. January 1, 2012 [...]