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9 Judges, 9 Million Lives

play_alt icon Video On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit seeking to strip premium tax credits from people living in states with a federal insurance marketplace under the ACA. Watch this video to learn what's at stake.

The Effect of Childhood Vaccine Exemptions on Disease Outbreaks

article icon Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.

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

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

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Accountable Care States

book_alt2 icon Report In order to control health care costs, states should have the option to become “Accountable Care States” that are accountable for health care costs, the quality of care, and access to care—with sizable financial rewards for keeping overall costs low.

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A New Management Structure for a New Phase of the Affordable Care Act

article icon Issue Brief The next round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins in November. To avoid problems and to optimize the consumer experience, a new, more effective management structure is essential for the next phase of implementation.

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.

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.

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs: The German Experience

article icon 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.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment: Unproven Proton Radiation Therapy Wastes Millions of Dollars

article icon Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Health Care

article icon Issue Brief The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, should rapidly increase its investment in comparative effectiveness research, or CER.

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Fact Sheets: The State-by-State Effects of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans. These fact sheets detail the effects of such a ruling in nine states.

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