Shining Light on Health Care Prices
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.
Comparing the Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs: The German Experience
Issue Brief Germany's recent prescription drug market reform offers lessons for how the United States can prioritize research that compares the effectiveness of drugs and other medical treatments.
Eye Treatment for Seniors: How Lucentis Wastes More Than $1 Billion per Year
Fact Sheet A new CAP analysis finds that one drug company’s packaging decision costs Medicare and seniors more than $1 billion per year.
Comparing the Effectiveness of Health Care
Issue Brief The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, should rapidly increase its investment in comparative effectiveness research, or CER.
The Effect of Childhood Vaccine Exemptions on Disease Outbreaks
Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.
The Affordable Care Act’s Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion
Issue Brief Due to the health law’s lower premiums, its deficit reduction will increase by 174 percent.
The Senior Protection Plan
Report The right approach to reduce federal spending on health care is to reduce overall health care costs and modernize the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The Costs of Delaying the Individual Mandate
Calls for a one-year delay of the individual mandate due to technical issues with the Affordable Care Act rollout are unnecessary and harmful.
How the Affordable Care Act Helps Young Adults
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.
Cutting Health Care Costs
The Center for American Progress convened leading health policy experts to develop bold and innovative solutions to contain health care costs. The Washington Post recently highlighted the report.
Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves
The Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.