Controlling costs while improving health care access dominates policy debates in Congress. In this Congressional Briefing, Jodi Liu discusses what policymakers need to know about "Medicare-for-All" and other single-payer proposals, and their likely effects on cost and access.
On October 30, 2018, the RAND Corporation convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) web meeting to gather input on analyses that could be conducted to further enhance the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings program.
Do you save enough? Probably not. It is one of those questions that only seems to have one answer, like asking should you eat less sugar and exercise more? But economists are divided on whether most people actually under-save. They also don’t know why th...
The Personalized Hospital Performance Report Card allows users to review, customize, and compare hospitals across the United States based on an overall star rating system developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
On May 31, 2018, the RAND Corporation convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to gather input on analyses that could be conducted to further enhance the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings program.
Starting in 2019, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty will be eliminated. According to a new study, 3 million to 13 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2020 and most premiums for individual market plans would increase by 3 to 13 percent, depending on which assumptions are in play.
The RAND Hospital Data tool is an effort to enhance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System to make them more useful and accessible to a broad audience.
Removing the financial penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate may cause enrollment to fall by 2.8 to 13 million people, and a 3 to 13 percent increase in bronze plan premiums.
The number of Medicaid recipients receiving medication to treat opioid abuse increased sharply in the years after approval of buprenorphine, but the increase was smaller in poorer counties and areas with larger populations of black and Hispanic residents.
When new mothers have affordable access to lactation support services and breast pumps, they are more likely to breastfeed until their infants are ready to transition to solid foods.