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.
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.
Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.
Maura Calsyn and Zeke Emanuel propose expanding the Medicare Acute Care Episode demonstration to help control health care costs.
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.
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 […]
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.