Health Affairs Web First: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Decline In Medicaid Prescriptions

A new study of nine clinical areas investigated whether Medicaid enrollees in these states were less likely to fill prescriptions for these conditions, compared to enrollees in other states.

April 19, 2017

Health Affairs Briefing: Securing The Future Of Value-Based Payment

You are invited to join Health Affairs on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Washington, DC, for a half-day forum for policy makers on the topic of “Securing the Future of Value-Based Payment.”

April 13, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Did Not Negatively Impact Budgets Of States Expanding Medicaid In 2014–15

A new study, released by Health Affairs as a Web First, is the first national look at the impact on state budgets of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2017

A New Health Affairs Series: The Practice of Medicine

The series will explore many facets of the practice environment and how that environment affects physicians and other clinicians.

April 7, 2017

Health Affairs’ April Issue: Maternity Coverage, Children, Disability & More

The April issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, contains studies about hospital pricing, health coverage for pregnant immigrant women, seat-belt use in the United States, and the amount of US physicians’ clinical time spent on computer-related tasks.

April 3, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Risk Adjustment And Reinsurance Were Well Targeted In First Two Years

A new study examined results from the 2014 and 2015 risk adjustment and reinsurance programs for ACA-compliant individual market plans, to evaluate how risk adjustment and reinsurance transfers varied across insurers and to assess how these program payments compared across insurers given their...

March 29, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Repeated TV Ads Increased Enrollment During The ACA’s First Enrollment Period

A new study looked at county-level data on uninsurance and Medicaid enrollment rates for adults younger than age sixty-five in 2013 and 2014 and found a strong and stable association between the volume of insurance advertising and health insurance gains in counties.

March 15, 2017

Request For Abstracts: Diffusion Of Innovation

Health Affairs is planning a theme issue for February 2018 that will provide a broad look at diffusion of innovations in the health care delivery system. We invite all interested authors to submit abstracts for consideration for this issue.

March 13, 2017

Health Affairs Sacramento Forum: Delivery System Innovation

Please join us on March 22 at a forum at the at the Central Public Library in Sacramento, California, featuring authors from the journal, and a variety of regional perspectives, for a discussion of innovations currently underway.

March 9, 2017

Health Affairs’ March Issue: Delivery System Innovation

The March issue of Health Affairs explores various aspects of delivery system innovation as it relates to efficiency, improved quality, better patient engagement, and a more satisfied clinical workforce.

March 6, 2017