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

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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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Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program

August 6, 2015 | Issue Brief

This brief provides an overview of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and efforts by Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce preventable conditions.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

July 15, 2015 | Issue Brief

This brief summarizes findings of the Or­egon Health Insurance Experiment on the impact of expanded Medicaid coverage in the state. The study addresses many issues being considered by policymakers, including health outcomes and well-being.

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News Digest

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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