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Maura Calsyn Archives

The Great Cost Shift

Stethoscope book_alt2 icon Report Cost shifting from employers to employees—not the Affordable Care Act—is the reason why employees continue to experience growing health care costs. Employees should be aware of these cost-shifting efforts and share in health care cost savings.

by Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Meghan O'Toole | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services

Health care article icon Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.

by Daniel Bahr, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn | Friday, October 31, 2014

Controlling Costs by Expanding the Medicare Acute Care Episode Demonstration

Maura Calsyn and Zeke Emanuel propose expanding the Medicare Acute Care Episode demonstration to help control health care costs.

by Maura Calsyn and Zeke Emanuel | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shining Light on Health Care Prices

article icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Providing Access to Affordable, Flexible Health Plans Through Self-Insurance

Maura CalsynMaura Calsyn, Director of Health Policy, testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

by Maura Calsyn | Friday, February 28, 2014

The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small Businesses

Small business article icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Reducing the Cost of Defensive Medicine

Surgery article icon Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.

by Zeke Emanuel, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn | Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality Rates

Supreme CourtIf 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 1, 2013

Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Harm Seniors and Increase Health Care Spending

Male nurse helping African American senior patient article icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alternatives to Fee-for-Service Payments in Health Care

Hospital room book_alt2 icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act

Doctor and familyThe 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Infographic: America’s High Health Care Costs

A series of graphics from Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber shows that our health care spending is out of control.

by Maura Calsyn, Emily Oshima Lee, and Danny Schwaber | Thursday, July 26, 2012

Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a Terrible Idea

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 […]

by Maura Calsyn | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Interactive Map: Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Creates Uncertainty for Millions

cursor icon 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.

by Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Thursday, July 5, 2012

Infographic: Obamacare Is a Tax Cut for Middle-Class Families

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.

by Maura Calsyn & Seth Hanlon | Thursday, July 5, 2012