Health care financing
Reining in health care costs
As commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Sarah Iselin, SM ’99, is responsible for implementing key provisions of the state’s health care legislation—despite a budge deficit that in February 2009 exceeded $1.5 billion.
Doctoring in a digital world
Electronic health records could make care safer and save money. So why aren’t more doctors and hospitals using them?
Health care and Uncle Sam
To make health insurance more affordable and accessible, reform the federal tax code, says HSPH Professor of Health Economics Katherine Baicker.
Health care for (almost) everyone
Massachusetts’ Bold Experiment
More than 18 months after Massachusetts’ landmark legislation mandated that nearly every resident have quality health care insurance that is affordable, how is this bold experiment doing? Might state-led reforms like this one succeed where a federal proposal in the 1990s failed? What lessons might other states draw? read more on the Massachusetts health care law
Show her the money
How do you control costs and insure more Americans when the health care system is headed for a meltdown? Ask Nancy Kane