Issue Brief Hidden prices drive up costs throughout the health care system. There are a variety of ways to increase transparency, which is key to lowering health care costs.
Maura Calsyn, Director of Health Policy, testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Issue Brief A move by small businesses toward self-insurance schemes could undermine the reforms of the Affordable Care Act and offer fewer protections for workers.
Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.
Issue Brief The real threat to young-adult health insurance coverage is not the overblown claim of premium rate shock but the rejection of Medicaid expansion by states.
If state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.
Issue Brief This misguided approach would not only undermine the promise of health care and financial security for millions of low- and middle-income seniors but would also increase systemwide health care spending.
Report The move away from fee-for-service payments is gaining momentum as insurance payers, health care providers, and consumers recognize that the system simply doesn’t work—either from a cost or quality perspective.
The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.
A series of graphics from Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber shows that our health care spending is out of control.
It’s been over two years since the Affordable Care Act became law, and almost two weeks since the Supreme Court confirmed that it is, in fact, constitutional. Yet its opponents just can’t accept this reality. This week Congress will vote on repealing the law, even though opponents have no plan of their own to fix […]
Interactive Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima show that the Supreme Court's ruling means those most in need may not be able to gain insurance through Medicaid.
An infographic from Maura Calsyn and Seth Hanlon shows how the Affordable Care Act is, in effect, a major tax cut for the middle class.
Report The opportunity to design and implement an exchange that is consumer focused, offers high-value products, and fosters needed reform should not be squandered, writes Maura Calsyn.
Maura Calsyn is the Director of Health Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining the Center, Maura was an attorney with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the General Counsel. During her time there she served as the Department’s lead attorney for several Medicare programs and advised the Department on implementation of […]