Health

The Unseen Taxes Created by the Affordable Care Act

A new study explains the effects on the labor supply created by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA creates a penalty on employers that incentivizes a reduction in full-time hiring, as well as creating an implicit tax on full-time employees that encourages them to work less.

Are genetically modified crops a health risk?

Public debate about genetically modified crops misses the fact that a preponderance of scientific studies show GM foods to be safe to consume. Where risks do exist, they are no different than those found in non-GM crops.

By the Numbers: The Affordable Care Act

What to Know About the Vaccine Debate

We provide an overview of previous Chicago Policy Review articles that highlight various angles of the vaccine debate.

Medicare Part D Plans: The more the merrier?

Recent research finds little evidence of choice overload in the Medicare Part D Plan market.

Hands Off Health Insurance: Could Looser Restrictions on Health Insurance Plan Offerings Reduce Premiums?

A new study suggests that looser restrictions on health insurance plan offerings could result in lower premiums for state-based Health Insurance Marketplaces.

Change Versus Invention: Innovation and Public Health Care

A survey of public health care leaders in California finds that innovation is seen as less technology-driven and more about the implementation of efficient and effective systems.

Big Health Meets Big Labor: The Effect of the ACA on Labor Markets

Although primarily concerning health policy, the ACA's aftershocks could ripple through the labor market. Recent research suggests increased public health insurance may decrease employment.

UChicago Medical Center Announces Plan to Expand the Age Limit for Pediatric Trauma Care

The Chicago Policy Review breaks down the top three things to know about the recent UChicago Medical Center decision to raise the age limit for pediatric trauma care.

Price check: Smarter shopping in health care could reduce patient costs

Prices for health care services are often a mystery to patients, but a new study suggests that being more upfront about prices beforehand could help reduce healthcare spending through smarter healthcare shopping.

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