Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Covering Policy in the Trump Era: A Conversation with Matthew Yglesias

NPR recently released a poll that found only half of respondents were aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had...

Is Patient Activation the Answer? Engaged Patients Could Yield Lower Costs for Hospitals

This piece, first published on June 22, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Is Patient Activation the Answer? Engaged Patients Could Yield Lower Costs for Hospitals

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are growing rapidly in the United States because of new pay-for-performance incentives under the Affordable Care...

Crowding Out Care: Overburdened Emergency Departments Could Hurt Patients by Diverting Ambulance Traffic

A new study finds that, when patients are diverted from emergency departments due to overcrowding, they receive lower levels of treatment and suffer worse outcomes.

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.

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.

Electronic Health Records: A Prescription for Quality Care?

A study of New York City clinics demonstrates the benefits of electronic health records and pay-for-performance incentives.

Tracking Trends in Emergency Department Admissions

Authors offer three reasons for the growth in hospital admissions through emergency departments.

Transitions in American Health Care: An Interview with Ezekiel Emanuel

A doctor and scholar discusses health care reform and the future of American medicine