All articles related to "health reform":

Employer-sponsored insurance dipped in Massachusetts after ACA

Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the share of people insured through employer-sponsored plans dropped 2.3 percentage points in Massachusetts, according to a new study led by Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics…

Poll: Americans’ views conflicted on curbing drug prices

March 20, 2018 – A new poll from POLITICO and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that most Americans—Republicans and Democrats alike—want the government to rein in drug prices, but that public support drops when respondents…

Poverty, socioeconomic disparities impact health outcomes

Those charged with improving healthcare quality must not overlook the potential impact of poverty and socioeconomic disparities on health outcomes of individuals, according to an editorial published online March 6, 2018 in BMJ Quality and Safety. The article…

Several ACA cost-check measures repealed, delayed

As part of recent spending deals, Congress decided to repeal or delay several Affordable Care Act (ACA) measures aimed at helping pay for the health reform law and controlling healthcare spending, including some taxes and a Medicare cost-cutting…

Political polarization threatens health care reform

The increasing polarization of healthcare politics poses a significant barrier to health care reform in the U.S., Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in a January…

Education key to boosting Americans’ health, longevity

Americans spend thousands of dollars more annually on medical care than people in other wealthy nations, but tend to have shorter, less healthy lives. What’s the most cost-effective way to help Americans stay well? It’s through education, according…