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


Physicians Compare Website

December 11, 2014 | Issue Brief

A new website mandated by the Affordable Care Act offers consumer information about their physicians. The Physicians Compare website helps to create greater accountability and value in health care.

The 340B Drug Discount Program

November 17, 2014 | Issue Brief

The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA), as a part of HRSA, administers the 340B program and is responsible for oversight of various stakeholders, including covered entities, pharmaceutical companies, and the “prime vendor” federal contractor.


The Family Glitch

November 10, 2014 | Issue Brief

Some low- to moderate-income families may not be eligible to receive financial assistance to purchase health insurance coverage through the new Marketplaces. Read the analysis by researchers, and the implications for policy.


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.

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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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