Health

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.

Can maternal unemployment harm an unborn baby?

A new study provides the second rigorous statistical research in the US exploring how unemployment may affect health outcomes of infants and factors that may play a role in that affect.

Too Much or Not Enough? Rethinking School Breakfast Programs

Research suggests that school breakfast programs may be falling short of the goal to provide universal access to a nutritional morning meal and may be contributing to unhealthy amounts of food intake.

Observations from a New Frontier: Medicare’s Experience with Risk Adjustment

New research suggests Medicare's switch to risk-adjusted payments did not reduce overpayments. This example highlights the complexities of healthcare payment reform.

Social Support and PTSD – A Step Toward Understanding the Association

New research provides evidence for an association between a lack of social support, emotional hiding, and an increased risk of having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Medical Monopoly: Could Too Much Collaboration in Health Care Yield Higher Prices?

Accountable Care Organizations aim to make healthcare more efficient through closer relationships between physicians and hospitals, but a new study suggests that too much coziness might result in increased costs.

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