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How Health Care Providers Can Help End the Overprescription of Opioids

Battling the opioid epidemic requires flexible, carefully designed, and rapidly evaluated policies.  (more…)

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. (more…)

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…)

Three Federal Actions That May Address Surprise Bills

In this blog, we explain the details of each action, and discuss the merits, risks, and limitations of these reforms.  (more…)

Why America Needs a ‘Do-Over’ on Medicaid Reform

Republicans and Democrats should aim toward securing the health of the most vulnerable American children and families. (more…)

A Good Deal For Eliminating Hepatitis C: Saving Money And Lives

Hepatitis C kills more than 20,000 Americans each year. A recent consensus committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposed a novel strategy to improve access to hepatitis C medicines. (more…)

Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Compassion, New Ways to Reduce Use and Treatment

We discuss how we arrived at the current opioid crisis, policies that have been tried thus far, and options to address the crisis moving forward. (more…)

Four Recommendations to Advance Medicare Delivery System Reform

MACRA assumes a wide range of attractive APM opportunities available to physicians, but the reality is that the opportunities are limited, especially for physicians in specialties outside of primary care. (more…)

Stopping Surprise Medical Bills: Federal Action is Needed

More than a dozen states have enacted various protective measures to protect patients from surprise medical bills. This post outlines why federal action is needed and recommendations on how to move forward. (more…)

Health Insurance as Assurance: The Importance of Keeping the ACA’s Limits on Enrollee Health Costs

The GOP replacement plans are split over or unclear about whether to keep the ACA’s requirement that plans include an annual out-of-pocket expense limit and no lifetime limit on how much health coverage the plan will cover. They shouldn’t be. (more…)

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