Issue Brief Topher Spiro explains how the Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the Affordable Care Act makes premium support plans that shift costs to beneficiaries unnecessary.
Report If we want to solve longstanding problems in the health care system but continue rely on private insurance the most effective solution is an individual mandate, write Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro.
The Center for American Progress's comments on the Essential Health Benefits Bulletin released by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight on December 16, 2011.
Issue Brief Close examination of recent proposals to restructure Medicare by providing premium support or vouchers reveals fundamental flaws, writes Topher Spiro.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, David M. Cutler, and Topher Spiro explain the benefits of expanding Medicare's competitive bidding program.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, David M. Cutler, and Topher Spiro offer reforms to achieve billions in savings in addition to what the Affordable Care Act will accomplish.
David M. Cutler, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, and Topher Spiro explain why Medicare payments should be bundled together for multiple providers.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, David M. Cutler, and Topher Spiro on Medicare's least costly alternative policy for treatments.
David M. Cutler, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, and Topher Spiro explain how to achieve significant administrative savings in the health system.
Topher Spiro on how employers of temporary workers need not fear employer responsibility under the Affordable Care Act.
Topher Spiro explains why the House bill takes the wrong track to keeping health care costs down and reducing the deficit.
Topher Spiro is the Vice President for Health Policy at American Progress, where he leads the Health Policy team that includes former Obama administration official Zeke Emanuel, former Medicare administrator Don Berwick, and Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD). Spiro’s work has been published in The New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Christian […]