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…)

A Billion Here, a Billion There: Selectively Disclosing Actual Generic Drug Prices Would Save Real Money

Opportunities exist to lower spending on generic drugs—and reduce total health care spending.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 23

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…)

Immigration and the Health of Black Children

Black children with foreign-born mothers are significantly healthier than those with U.S.-born mothers. New evidence suggests mothers’ time in the U.S. reduces this health advantage.

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Trends in the Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia among Older Latino Adults.

Given the demographic changes occurring in the US, understanding the health problems that are affecting older Latinos is of increasing importance. (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…)

Understanding human health-related behavior in real time

This post discusses using transdisciplinary alliances to create innovative modes of data collection and new, dynamic computational models health-related behavior in real time.

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