The Trump Administration Side-Stepped Rulemaking Processes on the ACA’s State Innovation Waivers— And it Could Make Their New Section 1332 Guidance Invalid

If the 2018 guidance is in fact a legislative, rather than interpretative, rule, then the agencies’ attempt to adopt it without notice and comment is impermissible, and that may have significant implications for future litigation. (more…)

Can Interactive Disclosure Design Improve Investor Performance?

Disclosure is a central component of financial regulatory policy around the globe, yet its efficacy is an open question.  This blog posts discusses the effects of new designs for online prospectuses on investor outcomes. (more…)

Most Hospitals Receive Failing Score in at Least One Quality Dimension of Their Community Health Needs Assessment

Neeraj Sood, Vivek Shah, and Rebecca Li used Community Health Needs Assessments produced by a representative sample of California Hospitals in 2016 to understand how well California nonprofit hospitals were doing in preparing quality CHNAs.  (more…)

Education Can Reduce Genetic Association with Obesity

A USC study finds that an extra year of education can influence whether or not someone becomes obese, especially among those at higher risk of obesity.

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Thomas Jefferson, Donald Trump, and Freedom of the Press

Americans overwhelmingly  oppose government restrictions on the press. They disagree with Trump attacks on the media and worry that the attacks could incite violence. (But Republicans see this differently.)

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What types of food aid programs do Americans prefer, and why?

The American public is split on the kinds of welfare programs they support: some people prefer free programs and others prefer programs that require families to incur some costs. This mirrors a similar split in policy and practice, for instance in the debate about aid programs’ work requirements.

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Trump’s boomerang effect on trust and motivation

This post presents results from a survey on Americans’ feelings when following the news about President Trump and his Administration, and how the news might affect their voting behavior in the midterm elections.

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Pain Relief Without Pills

CESR researcher Joan Broderick Trains Health Care Providers on a Successful, Non-Pharma Approach for Patients to Manage Their Chronic Pain that may help stem American’s opioid crisis.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 41

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

No regrets: Older adults reflect on their Social Security claiming decisions

This post discusses findings from a qualitative study on older adults’ ex post assessment of their decision of when to claim their Social Security retirement benefit.

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