Health Policy

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

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Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs


The Ninety-Day Grace Period

October 16, 2014 | Issue Brief

Under the ACA, insurers must wait three months before cancelling policies of those delinquent on premium payments. This grace period could be a key aspect of keeping people enrolled in health insurance plans.


The Physician Payments Sunshine Act

October 2, 2014 | Issue Brief

The Affordable Care Act mandates medical product manufacturers to disclose payments or other incentives made to physicians and teaching hospitals. Called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, the database will be publicly searchable.


Drug Shortages

September 24, 2014 | Issue Brief

Government and private-sector leaders have struggled to address persistent drug shortages driven by complex market forces.


Employee Choice for Health Coverage

September 18, 2014 | Issue Brief

In some of the Affordable Care Act’s SHOP Marketplaces, small-business employees can select health coverage from among multiple insurers. By 2016, the option is expected to be available nationwide.

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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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Health Reform

Reform By the Numbers

Get timely data on the impact of Health Reform.

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