Health Policy

Providing research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.

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Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs

In partnership with RWJF, Health Affairs provides clear, accessible overviews of timely and important health policy topics for policymakers, journalists, and others concerned about improving health care in the United States. The briefs explore competing arguments made on various sides of a policy proposal and point out wherever possible the relevant research behind each perspective.

Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs


Navigators and Assisters in the Third Open Enrollment Period

September 28, 2015 | Issue Brief

This Health Affairs health policy brief reports that navigators and in-person assisters continue to play a key role in helping consumers get coverage through the insurance Marketplaces.


Rebalancing Medicaid Long-Term Services And Supports

September 17, 2015 | Issue Brief

This brief shows how the Medicaid program is marking an important milestone in system transformation in 2015 by supporting more flexible community-based long-term services and support.


Aligning FDA and CMS Review

August 27, 2015 | Issue Brief

Recent initiatives have sought to close gaps between the FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services medical technology evaluation processes. A health policy brief discusses initiatives that have the potential to address this bottleneck.


Health Affairs Health Policy Briefs

August 10, 2015

Health Policy Briefs provide clear, accessible overviews of timely and important health policy topics that are geared toward policymakers, congressional staffers, and others who need short, jargon-free explanations of health policy basics.

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Health Reform

Reform By the Numbers

Get timely data on the impact of Health Reform.

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Public Opinion Polling

Polling the Nation

Working with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, RWJF conducts nationwide polls on important health policy issues.

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