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Results From The 2015 GME Matches: GME Positions Continue To Grow

Recently the preliminary results from the 2015 National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Match were released. What do they tell us?

May 1, 2015 | Health Professionals

Preventing Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries: History as a Guide for Sustaining Success

The Prevention of Maternal Mortality Network teams' major success over eight years of support was identifying and testing three key approaches for preventing maternal mortality that were practical and applicable.

Health Care Equity Needed To Fight Ebola

Faced with the daunting realities of the Ebola epidemic, health care professionals across the U.S. raised their collective voice to advocate for equity as a key weapon against Ebola, signing the Health Professionals’ Petition Regarding Emergency Measures for Ebola Control.

The Armstrong v Exceptional Child Inc. Medicaid Payment Case: Now What?

In Armstrong v. Exceptional Child, the United States Supreme Court held that providers (and, by implication, beneficiaries) may not turn to the courts for help in requiring that states live up to the minimum legal terms of the Medicaid statute. Here’s what the Obama administration should do now.

April 30, 2015 | Medicaid and CHIP, Payment Policy

To Spur Medical Innovation, Make Corporate Cheaters Pay

The past decade has seen a relatively constant rate of newly approved drugs every year. The number has even jumped in the past few years. Yet, despite such encouraging trends, we are actually facing a crisis in drug innovation today.

Health Affairs Web Firsts: Less Known Aspects Of The ACA

Two new studies, being released by Health Affairs as Web Firsts, examine some of the ACA’s features that have received less attention.

Helping Doctors Choose Wisely: Three Innovative Principles For Health Care Organizations

Achieving higher value, cost-conscious care that eliminates waste and optimizes quality is a crucial priority. We discuss three overarching themes related to creating supportive systems.

Building Health into Community Design: One Foundation’s Effort

The Colorado Health Foundation began a partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) about two years ago to promote health in projects and places to its members, who span disciplines from land use to development.

Health Cooperation In The New U.S.-Cuban Relationship

Health cooperation can be the leading edge of the new US-Cuban relationship, but overcoming obstacles to such cooperation in both countries will require serious, high-level political commitment.

April 29, 2015 | Global Health

Exploring The Significant State-To-State Variation In Marketplace Enrollment

What role did geography, advertising, community, Navigators, and the controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) play in consumers’ decisions whether to purchase health insurance in the individual marketplaces?