Health Policy

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Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs


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.


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.


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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