Health Policy

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

As the number of adverse childhood experiences increase so does the risk for negative health outcomes.

 

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

Health Affairs Health Policy Briefs

July 23, 2015

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

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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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The FDA's Menu-Labeling Rule

July 13, 2015 | Issue Brief

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated that many chain restaurants and other “similar” food establishments list the calorie count of the food they sell. The requirement will take effect nationwide in December 2015.

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The FDAs Sentinel Initiative

June 4, 2015 | Issue Brief

The FDA’s Sentinel Initiative aims to use big data and broad networks to proactively and systematically detect and respond to emerging risks associated with prescription medicines.

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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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