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


Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative

November 23, 2015 | Issue Brief

Explore four different models being tested that have the potential to reduce Medicare spending, and Cen­ters for Medicare and Medicaid Services' experience with the project to date.


Enforcing Mental Health Parity

November 9, 2015 | Issue Brief

Nearly all insured Americans are now entitled to receive their mental health and substance use benefits at the same level as their benefits for other medical care, according to a Health Affairs health policy brief.


Physician Compare

October 29, 2015 | Issue Brief

This brief focuses on the rollout and evolu­tion of Physician Compare to date and plans for the site in 2016 and beyond.


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.

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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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