By Jordan Rau, KHN Staff Writer This story was produced in collaboration with the Washington Post. The Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated health care system in the country, has long employed many of the approaches...
"Granny" is in the health policy crosshairs yet again. This time, it’s the Independent Payment Advisory Board that will theoretically unplug her, ration her, or sink her with the Titanic.
Transitional care is what patients and families deserve, but are often bewildered and at a loss as to how to do it on their own, when they and their loved ones don’t get it.
ACA is not only the law of the land but a law that will begin to put down roots, affect people’s lives, and become part of the socio-legal-economic fabric, just like Social Security and Medicare did.
The economics literature has not consistently found that cost shifting exists, and when it is discovered, the rate of shifting tends to be far lower than a dollar for dollar transfer.
Senior Fellow for Health and Economics, National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation
Health Economist, London School of Economics
Vice President and Director, Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending