Tag Archives: Politics

Making Investments In Rural Health: What Are The New And Old Challenges?

Much of rural America helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, how can health funders be useful to people in rural parts of the United States? In this commentary, the author suggests ten ways to be a better rural health funder.

June 28, 2017

Actuarial Value and the Importance of Bipartisanship in Health Care Reform

Owning 70 percent AV on a partisan basis was a bad idea. Owning 58 percent AV on a partisan basis is worse. The political challenge of this policy issue remains one more reason why Americans would be better off if bipartisan health care reform could ever be achieved.

June 27, 2017

What To Expect When You Are Managing A Population Health Coalition

Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...

June 13, 2017

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

Barriers To Change: The View From Berlin

For the past two years, Health Affairs has published blog posts arising from the Center for Healthcare Management’s forums, held in Berlin. These events are unlike a typical conference—more conversation than presentation, and more participation by various actors in the health care sector than...

December 2, 2016

What Bipartisan Opportunities Will The Next Congress And President Have To Improve Health Policy?

We examine the current political divides and opportunities for action in health policy in the coming years.

October 11, 2016

The Politics of Medicare and Drug-Price Negotiation (Updated)

This post sets out some of the political and legal history of the ban in order to explain why, once the high-minded talk of election season concludes, repeal may be unrealistic, or even unwise.

September 19, 2016

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

Against North Carolina’s HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

This controversial new law affects transgender people. Stigma, whether perpetuated by family or ratified by a state legislature, encroaches on emotional well-being and the ability of people to live whole and happy lives.

August 4, 2016

What Is The Private Sector Doing To Help Fight Zika?

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, is quoted in this post as saying that everyone—"leaders in both the public and private sectors"—must ensure that "we mount a robust and comprehensive response" to the Zika virus here in the United States.

June 23, 2016