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


Basic Health Program

April 17, 2014 | Issue Brief

Having stable health insurance helps people obtain the medical care they need when they need it.


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.

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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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