We continue our commentary on sources we read this week that shape our thoughts on how long the pandemic will last and what policy actions seem most promising. Continue Reading
The authors explain why $100 billion allocated by the CARES act to compensate health care providers for unreimbursed expenses and lost revenue may be woefully inadequate.
In an updated post, Baker Institute health policy experts provide links to some of the sources that they found most helpful in understanding developments in the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to control it. Continue Reading
There is a flood of information about the coronavirus pandemic. In this post, health policy fellow Vivian Ho provides links to some of the best sources followed by career health policy researchers.
There is no doubt that the status quo in health care is unacceptable, and that we should introduce policies that make health care affordable and accessible to more Americans. But the fascination with Medicare-for-All is impractical, and it distracts us from finding solutions that are economically feasible and beneficial to individuals in need. Continue Reading
It’s hard to know how many voters will place health care at the top of their priorities when choosing our new president in November. Regardless of where one stands on the issue of Obamacare, changes will be coming to the law in 2017. Continue Reading
High drug prices, particularly cancer drugs, are the most significant health concern for Americans today. High drug prices reduce access to therapy, cause treatment abandonment and financial bankruptcies, as well as severe emotional and family distress. Continue Reading