A number of solutions have been proposed to help lower costs and improve access to care by attracting healthier people to risk pools. Barbara Markham Smith of Health Management Associates, an AcademyHealth Organizational Affiliate, shares her thoughts on the role of high-deductibles in the instability of the Marketplaces.
AcademyHealth awarded its 2013 Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award to work that used for the first time a randomized, controlled study design to answer questions about how access to public insurance affects health, health care use, and other outcomes.
Will evidence matter in 2017? If we want to truly transform health and health care in this country, it must. AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson writes about the key areas in health policy where evidence should matter most.
As employer-sponsored insurance becomes more expensive for children, public programs are picking up the slack.
Most Americans will need long-term services and supports (LTSS) later in life for assistance completing daily self-care activities such as bathing, dressing or using the bathroom. AcademyHealth’s LTSS Interest Group’s Vice Chair John Cutler shares his thoughts on what could be next for long-term care as policymakers are continually challenged to find more efficient ways to provide high quality care for those who need it.
Even when looking at those who first benefitted from Medicaid as children, the long-term benefits are impressive
Healthy tooth development starts early in life — even before birth. In this study published in the December 2016 edition of Health Affairs , authors examined the effects of a historic expansion in Medicaid eligibility on the adult oral health of those who gained eligibility as infants.
With a new administration comes uncertainty for the future of state health policy and Medicaid. Now more than ever, state-university partnerships are critical for advancing AcademyHealth’s mission to support the use of evidence to inform policy and practice.
AcademyHealth and Health Affairs examine the evidence around the impact of supportive housing on health outcomes of the chronically homeless
Lots of groups have benefited from the Medicaid expansion. Hospitals seem to be one of them.