January 14, 2014
Program Results Report
The Urban Institute produced 15 evidence-based papers analyzing health policy issues, quality of care, performance measurement, and national health reform from 2009 to 2012. The goal was to inform policy-makers, researchers, and journalists.
November 13, 2012
On January 1, 2014, millions of uninsured Americans will be eligible for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but states are making progress at different rates in implementing health reform.
Series of briefs outlines cost controls in health reform law.
June 1, 2011
Today's strategy for improving the health care system, accountable care organizations (ACOs) shift economic responsibility from insurers to physicians. This review points out the clear distinction between ACOs and the managed care system of the 1990s.
April 1, 2011
The report highlights areas where federal partnership will be essential, such as workforce development and understanding the value of the Federally Qualified Health Center designation.
January 17, 2011
Program Results Report
The Health Insurance Reform Project worked with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help design a program to improve the quality of care and life for people with multiple chronic illnesses.
March 1, 2010
This research summary evaluates the use of multi-stakeholder alliances to oversee and coordinate regional health care improvement activities.
January 14, 2010
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
January 1, 2010
This installment of LegalNotes focuses on the concept of "meaningful use" of electronic health records and the key considerations that will underlie proposed rules.
December 17, 2009
The major reform proposals' intent to increase coverage may address some of the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to exist in the U.S. health care system. With so much focus on national health reform, this article reminds readers of both the challenges of and opportunities for equity in its implementation.