June 1, 2004
The authors analyze 100-year U.S. national income-inequality trends in relation to trends in mortality rates by age group and for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, infants, suicide and homicide. The authors also review U.S. regional trends in ...
October 14, 2013
Program Results Report
The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment - the first to use a randomized approach to analyze the impact of expanding a Medicaid program to low-income adults - yielded surprising findings regarding physical, mental, and financial well-being.
January 24, 2013
Though most patients wanted to talk with their doctor about out-of-pocket expenses, only 35 percent of physicians and 15 percent of patients reported ever having discussed them.
January 7, 2013
Program Results Report
Since 2001, More Than Wheels has helped nearly 1,500 low-income families in New England purchase reliable, fuel-efficient cars. The program also works to give people skills to improve their financial stability and their overall health and well-being.
August 7, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Americans’ visits to physicians had become less frequent in recent years, at least in part because of patients’ financial concerns. But they’re apparently beginning to pick up again. American Medical News reports that recent data from insurers, con ...
September 1, 2010
Providing financial incentives to hospitals to improve quality is increasingly common, yet little is known about its effect on hospitals that provide care for poorer patients. In this study, researchers looked at how financial incentives affected those hospitals serving larger, poorer populations.
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is a national initiative designed to help communities across the country align health care forces to improve the quality of health care.
November 25, 2013
The growth of the specialty pharmaceutical market is expected to continue for many years and payers are seeking ways to appropriately manage the growing cost associated with these pharmaceuticals.
November 8, 2011
2011 Community Health Leader creates a program that educates residents of Arkansas' poorest region about health and health care services.
Initiative to support policy changes to reduce health inequities among Americans.