• December 02, 2016Web First
  • National Health Spending In 2015

  • National health spending grew at a rate of grew at a rate of 5.8 percent in 2015, slightly higher than the 5.3 percent in 2014, and following five consecutive years of historically low growth from 2009 to 2013.
  • Anne B. Martin, Micah Hartman, and members of The National Health Expenditure Accounts Team
  • December 09, 2016Policy Assessment
  • What's The Story With Obamacare?

  • Katherine Baicker and Amy Finkelstein stress the need to rely on evidence from rigorous research---rather than compelling anecdotes---to assess the effects of policies.
  • December 06, 2016Payment
  • Rewarding Provider Performance, Ten Years In

  • We are still relatively early in moving toward a value-based Medicare program ten years after a seminal IOM report on the subject, writes Gail Wilensky.
  • November 2016From Obamacare To Trumpcare
  • From Obamacare To Trumpcare

  • Will lawmakers repeal and replace or amend the ACA? What is the background on premium supports, block grants, and private insurance regulation? Health Affairs covers health reform in nonpartisan articles and briefs plus timely blogs from multiple points of view.
  • November 2016Culture Of Health
  • Culture Of Health

  • Our Culture of Health topic hub brings together Web links from the new issue, as well as other related journal articles and posts from Health Affairs Blog.
  • November 2016Global Health Policy
  • Global Health Policy

  • Health Affairs regularly explores global health policy matters in journal articles, Health Affairs Blog posts, and in thematic issues.
  • Tobacco Taxes

  • To curb smoking and raise revenue, governments impose taxes on tobacco products.September 19, 2016
  • What A Doctor's Visit Should Be

  • In a WTOP-FM interview, Narrative Matters author Abraham Verghese says physicians must examine their patients, not just rely on technology for diagnoses.