Introducing A New Series Of Health Affairs Policy Primers: Prescription Drug Pricing

Today, Health Affairs is releasing the first four in a series of twelve primers on key issues currently shaping the prescription drug market. Each primer offers a short, accessible overview of the issue and a close examination of how it affects pricing.

July 24, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Healthy Lifestyle Prolongs Americans’ Life Expectancy

Effective policy interventions targeting health behaviors could help a larger fraction of the US population achieve the health benefits observed in this study.”

July 19, 2017

From The Archives: Prices And Consumer Shopping

Higher deductibles and cost sharing are often touted as ways to help consumers be better shoppers. But what does the research say about the ability to truly shop for health care services? Here’s what we know based on research published in the pages of Health Affairs.

July 19, 2017

Health Affairs’ July Issue: Advanced Illness & End-of-Life Care

The July issue of Health Affairs explores topics related to advanced illness and end-of-life care. Often when needs are as much social and spiritual as they are medical, people are confronted with a fragmented, rescue-driven health care system that produces miraculous results but also...

July 5, 2017

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, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Significant Racial Disparities Found In Hospital Readmissions

A new study finds that black patients in traditional Medicare were 33 percent more likely than white patients to be readmitted to the hospital within thirty days.

June 21, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: State Health Spending, 1991-2014

A new study presents highlights from the latest data set, which covers 1991 to 2014, a period that included the initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as an economic recession and subsequent recovery.

June 14, 2017

From Obamacare To Trumpcare

Health Affairs' newly redesigned and expanded Obamacare to Trumpcare Hub provides a place for trusted, timely, and organized analysis of changes in the health care system.

June 9, 2017

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, 2017

Health Affairs Briefing: Pursuing Health Equity

Please join us on Tuesday, June 6, at a forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, featuring a high-level conversation on the issues with experts.

May 30, 2017