The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 26

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

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Providing evidence of value as well as fiscal impact is necessary for healthcare technology adoption

Healthcare policymakers need to understand not only the value of a new technology but how much it will cost the health system. A new framework provides clearer guidance for assessing the quality of budget impact analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

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States Have Already tried Trump’s Healthcare Order. It went Badly.

Like many appealing ideas, this one, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has hidden land mines that are already well-mapped out based on previous failed attempts to enact them, even in Paul’s home state of Kentucky. (more…)

Switch and Save on Medicare Part D

Simply switching prescription drug plans could save seniors and the government billions. (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 25

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

The long-term benefits of quality early childcare for disadvantaged mothers and their children

This post discusses research on the life-cycle consequences of comprehensive early childcare programs.

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What are the effects of recipient contribution requirements on public support for social programs?

This post discusses whether beneficiary contributions affect public support for social protection and charitable initiatives.

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How will the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Affect the Number of People with Health Insurance Coverage?

Based on this analysis, we estimate that the Graham-Cassidy legislation would reduce the number of people with insurance coverage by around 21 million each year during the 2020 through 2026 period. (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 24

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

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Why Bernie Sanders’s Plan for Universal Health Care is Only Half Right

Every American should automatically get health insurance, but Medicare for all isn’t the correct path towards that goal.  (more…)

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