Progress Remains in Jeopardy

Since first evaluated in 2014, gains in health insurance coverage and improvement in health care access and affordability have continued through the first quarter of 2017. These gains are particularly striking among low- and moderate-income Americans living in states that expanded Medicaid. The … Continue reading

The Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid prescriptions in the United States have been rising significantly in recent years, leading to a rapid increase in non-medical use and a significant increase in opioid-related deaths. The opioid epidemic has become so severe that the Trump administration has declared it a national emergency. … Continue reading

Stronger Push Needed for Preventive Care

The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage and patient protections but failed to make health care affordable, with health spending now nearly 20% of U.S. GDP and growing. One aspect of the ACA that aimed to improve access and cut costs was the little-known mandate requiring all private insurers to … Continue reading

CONCENTRAAAAAAAAATE

Over recent years, the number of hospitals and health insurance markets has decreased, leading to a higher market concentration in both industries. Previous studies have concluded that increasing market concentration of hospitals results in increased transaction prices. Conversely, studies have … Continue reading