Tag Archives: Health Law

Investing In Policy And Advocacy: A Foundation Shares Lessons Learned

A foundation in Kentucky worked in a rapidly changing policy landscape following election of a new governor. See what strategies the funder's Promoting Responsive Health Policy initiative has used and what challenges it has encountered.

June 6, 2017

What Evidence Is Needed To Transform Health And Health Care?

For a new program called Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, the RWJF seeks to fund rigorous empirical studies that are timely and will directly inform the policy process. Such research is critical, given the fluid nature of the current policy environment.

June 1, 2017

All-Payer Claims Databases After Gobeille

APCDs collect data from all payers, and the spending data reflect the actual negotiated prices of services, making them a valuable source of information for policymakers and researchers. After the Supreme Court's decision, how will the Department of Labor's response shape their future?

March 3, 2017

Court Blocks Aetna-Humana Deal: The Mega-Mergers Meet The Trump Administration Next

The Department of Justice's ruling, in which the court described the deal as part of the current health care merger “frenzy,” was extremely important.

January 30, 2017

Could Foundations Have Mounted A Better Defense Of The ACA?

Six years after the Affordable Care Act became law, foundation policy staffers talked about what could have been done differently to support its implementation. A key lesson: When complex issues like health reform are caught up in partisan battles, the need for advocacy support persists well...

September 14, 2016

Evolving Hospital Community Benefit Could Be The Next Big Development In Health Philanthropy

As community health needs assessments expand to focus on a broader array of health issues and social determinants of health, we can expect hospital community benefit resources to follow in that direction. Health grantmakers have an important role to play in this evolving field.

June 8, 2016

Studies Reveal A Critical Need To Educate Texans On The Basics Of Health Insurance

About one-quarter of Texans surveyed, regardless of insurance status, lacked confidence in understanding basic health insurance terminology, the Episcopal Health Foundation, in Houston, found.

April 21, 2016

Symposium: The New Health Care Industry—Consolidation, Integration, Competition In The Wake Of The ACA

Abbe Gluck introduces a Health Affairs Blog symposium featuring many of the participants in “The New Health Care Industry” conference held recently at the Yale Law School’s Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.

February 24, 2016

A Short Holiday Reading List: Latinos And Health Insurance, The Passing Of Rick Cohen, And More

This Thanksgiving week post also alerts readers to a new Kaiser Family Foundation animated video called Health of the Healthcare System and a global health post on the continuing incidence of childhood diarrheal disease.

November 24, 2015

Implementing Health Reform: Plaintiffs Win Contraceptive Coverage Round; New Census Data; GAO On State IT Systems (Updated)

To date three-judge panels of seven federal circuit courts (the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, and D.C. circuits) have ruled that the accommodation does not violate RFRA. On September 17, 2015, however, a three judge panel of the Eighth Circuit concluded in two separate cases that...

September 17, 2015