January 31, 2001
Program Results Report
In 1995 and 1996, the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board developed a risk-adjustment mechanism that was applied to small employer group health insurance purchasers in the Health Insurance Plan of California (HIPC).
August 21, 2014
A report examines why it is difficult to compare health insurance options—including in-network physicians—and how to improve consumer experience.
June 2, 2014
Safety-net hospitals rely on disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments to help cover uncompensated care costs and underpayments by Medicaid (known as Medicaid shortfalls).
September 9, 2010
This article examines whether affordability thresholds of financial strain due to medical bills change over time. The increasing cost of health care is a central issue in health policy and out-of-pocket spending for families has grown faster than incomes in the past decade.
April 25, 2011
Steven A. Schroeder, MD, has devoted his career to reducing excessive health care spending at major medical institutions. In this special health care reform article, he describes numerous efforts to study and reduce health spending.