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

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Basic Health Program

April 17, 2014 | Issue Brief

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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