February 24, 2012
This paper discusses Medicare’s current cost-sharing requirements, Medigap insurance, and proposals to modify Medicare’s cost-sharing and eliminate first-dollar coverage in Medigap plans. It reviews the evidence on the effects of first-dollar covera ...
August 1, 2012
The growth in the use of advanced imaging for Medicare beneficiaries decelerated in 2006 and 2007, ending a decade of growth that had exceeded 6 percent annually. The slowdown raises three questions. Did the slowdown in growth of imaging under Medic ...
June 15, 2011
Medicare Advantage plans cover one-fourth of Medicare enrollees, but are slated to decrease over time in the Affordable Care Act to ensure closer parity with traditional Medicare program costs.
May 6, 2013
The primary policy issue facing the U.S. health care system is the rate of spending growth in public programs, and solving that problem will probably require reforms to the entire health care sector.
October 11, 2011
This series of short infographic videos explains concepts of health reform.