Health Policy

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

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Site-Neutral Payments

July 24, 2014 | Issue Brief

This brief explains the origins of these differential payments and the debate over approaches that have been proposed for developing so-called site-neutral payments.

E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation: Update

July 18, 2014 | Issue Brief

This brief updates the July 10, 2014 brief on e-cigarettes and federal regulation and reflects the recent announcement of a merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard and its impact on the market.

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E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation

July 10, 2014 | Issue Brief

E-cigarettes, virtually non-existent 10 years ago, have skyrocketed in popularity, but are currently unregulated. The FDA has started its own investigation in this hotly debated issue as it prepares regulation guidelines.

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Risk Corridors

June 26, 2014 | Issue Brief

The risk corridor program has proven to be one of the more controversial aspects of the ACA with critics, including a number of Republicans in Congress, characterizing the program as an insurer bailout.

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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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