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 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.


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.

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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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