Christopher Fleming, J.D., is the social media manager at Health Affairs. Before coming to Health Affairs, he worked as a health policy journalist at Medicine and Health.
Recent Posts by Chris Fleming
New estimates released today from the Office of the Actuary at CMS project a 5.5 percent rate of health spending growth for 2014. The average rate of longer-term projected growth is 5.8 percent for 2014–24, exceeding the expected average growth in GDP by 1.1 percentage points.
The editors of Health Affairs invite you to join us for an important briefing, "The Medi-Cal Waiver: Perspectives on Promoting Health System Improvement in California," on Thursday, June 11, in Sacramento (live webcast also available).
Last week, Julie Ferguson put up the latest Health Wonk Review at Workers' Comp Insider. Julie offers a smorgasbord of great posts, including Preeti Malani's Health Affairs Blog post on the intersection of politics and HIV in Indiana.
May 28, 2015 | Elsewhere@ Health Affairs
Health Affairs Web First: Are Marketplace Enrollees Sicker Than Those With Employer-Sponsored Insurance?
To date little is known about the health status of the 7.3 million Americans who signed up for health insurance through either federal- or state-run exchanges created by the ACA. One effective way to gain information is to examine their use of prescription drugs.
A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes the repercussions of antibiotic resistance: when drugs have declining, limited, or no effectiveness in combatting certain bacterial infections.
The April issue of Health Affairs contains a cluster of papers focusing on the cost and quality of cancer care. Other subjects covered in the issue: health care payment reform; the diminished number of uninsured young adults; and regulatory approval of new drugs by the FDA. Publication of...
Cancer is the second leading cause of death among US adults, and cancer care now costs in excess of $125 billion each year in the United States alone. Cancer has also become the second leading cause of death worldwide, making it an increasing priority in low- and middle-income countries. The...