Health Policy

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

Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs


Mental Health Parity

April 3, 2014 | Issue Brief

Historically, health insurance covered mental health care differently than other medical care. Recent laws have begun bringing them into balance.


Transitioning to ICD-10

April 3, 2014 | Issue Brief

Health plans and providers have until October 15, 2015 to start implementing a broader coding system, ICD-10, to track diagnoses and procedures.


Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending

March 6, 2014 | Issue Brief

Researchers continue to study why Medicare spending per beneficiary varies significantly from one part of the country to another.


Small Business Insurance Exchanges

February 6, 2014 | Issue Brief

This health policy brief focuses on issues that states have had to confront in designing and operating SHOP exchanges, as well as challenges that these exchanges are likely to face in the future.

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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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