May 2, 2013
States are allowed under the Affordable Care Act to customize their own health insurance plans to meet a required 10 categories of “essential health benefits.” While states like the flexible approach, patient advocates prefer a national standard.
April 18, 2013
A proposal to limit the ballooning costs of Medicaid would put a cap on the amount of federal spending per beneficiary. Critics contend that a per capita cap would shift costs to the states and thereby limit access to care.
March 1, 2012
This international literature review looks at the kinds of evidence that is available to inform policy-makers on food taxes and health.
August 10, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Our previous research has shown that the government’s mortality forecasts could be off by several years. If we’re living longer than official government projections, that’s a good thing—it’s a good sign for population health—but there are some conse ...
August 8, 2012
Eight health professionals will bring their real-world expertise to Capitol Hill.
April 16, 2013
The American Enterprise Insitute proposes solutions to address Medicare’s sustainability crisis and inefficiencies in the system.
To increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
To improve understanding of school, community, state, and national policies and environmental factors affecting youth diet, physical activity, obesity, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.
To work with elected and appointed officials to create and promote healthier communities.
To support state-based consumer-advocacy networks to increase their capacity to participate with key stakeholders, such as businesses, hospitals, insurers, providers, and government officials, in health reform implementation.