Recent Posts by Health Affairs

Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year

In 2017, some 151 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage. Annual family premiums for employer coverage rose an average of 3 percent to $18,764 this year. Workers’ average contribution to family premiums has increased more rapidly than the employer’s share since 2012 (32% vs. 14%).

Health Affairs Briefing: Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care

Please join us on Tuesday, July 11, at a forum featuring authors from the July 2017 issue of Health Affairs on “Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care." The Forum will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

June 28, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs’ June Issue: Pursuing Health Equity

The June issue of Health Affairs examines health equity from two perspectives: equity in care, and the relationship between social factors and health equity.

June 5, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Forum: Oral Health In California

Health Affairs is taking its health policy programming to California, where we will host a May 17 event examining the current landscape of oral health in the state.

April 28, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Do ‘Cadillac’ Plans Equal Cadillac Benefits?

Editor’s Note: For more on the controversy over taxing high-cost health plans, see a “Cadillacs Or Ambulances? The Senate Tax On ‘Excessive Benefits, a Health Affairs Blog post by Joseph White and Timothy Jost published today. The Senate Democratic health plan includes a...

Health Affairs Examines Neglected Diseases And HIV/AIDS

Responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and tackling so-called neglected tropical diseases are the focus of the November/December 2009 edition of Health Affairs, released today. The articles, by leading global health experts from around the world, show that although these challenges differ...

Do Hospitals Treating The Poor Face A Digital Divide?

A new study published yesterday in Health Affairs finds that hospitals that disproportionately care for low-income patients are falling behind in adopting electronic health records (EHRs). This is the first paper to use national data comparing EHR adoption between acute care providers primarily...

October 27, 2009Health Equity, Health IT, Hospitals

Health Affairs Briefing: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

The November/December 2009 edition of Health Affairs focuses on key global health challenges, including tackling so-called “neglected diseases” such as trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide.  Key lawmakers, leading health policy experts, including former NIH Director...

October 19, 2009Global Health Policy

Massachusetts Health Reform: Employer Coverage From Employees’ Perspective

As Congress and the Administration debate health care reform, it is instructive to look at the Massachusetts model, now in its third year. Health Affairs today released a study of workers in the Bay State who were interviewed in fall 2008 about their employer-sponsored health care coverage,...

Health Affairs Mental Health Briefing

Last year Congress passed legislation prohibiting group health plans that provide mental health coverage from imposing stricter limits on mental health treatment than for other medical or surgical care. This marked a historical milestone for mental health care, burying the unscientific...

April 28, 2009Narrative Matters