Loren Adler is Associate Director of the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he leads research on Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and prescription drug policy. He also helps manage the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a partnership between Brookings and the USC Schaeffer Center.
Previously, he served as Research Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and spent nearly four years as a senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center and Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force. He co-authored the Domenici-Rivlin report, Restoring America’s Future, and A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment, co-chaired by Dr. Alice Rivlin and Senators Tom Daschle, Pete Domenici, and Bill Frist. Before moving to Washington D.C., he worked for NERA Economic Consulting, where he performed economic analysis for antitrust, IP infringement, and securities fraud cases, and for Goldman Sachs with the Commodities Research group.
Loren received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics from Wesleyan University. Contact him at LAdler@Brookings.edu and find him on Twitter at @LorenAdler.
Recent Posts by Loren Adler
States cannot protect more than half of commercially insured consumers due to an arcane federal law, known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which exempts almost 100 million people in private insurance plans from state regulation because their plans are self-funded by employers.
Since the ACA's health insurance marketplaces first took effect in 2014, news story after story has focused on premium increases. Missing from this narrative, however, is that average premiums in the individual market actually dropped significantly upon implementation of the ACA.
A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide -- including in the pages of Health Affairs. Much attention in particular has focused on the remarkable slowdown in Medicare spending over the past few years, and rightfully so: Spending...