Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.
Neera Tanden and Maura Calsyn write about how to foster drug research while discouraging profiteering.
The current draft of the TPP will raise drug prices and hinder access to critical medications.
Report Medicare’s Pioneer ACO Model has shown modest yet improving results so far. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should make improvements to the Pioneer ACO Model while also expanding bundled payment reforms.
Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.
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.
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.