Health Affairs In 2016: Editor’s Picks

I have selected my own “top ten” for 2016. The papers I chose go beyond our “most-read” and “most-shared” articles, which, this year, were disproportionately on topics related to health care costs.

January 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

Talking Policy, Politics, and Publishing with Politico’s Dan Diamond

Last week I was interviewed for Politico’s Pulse Check podcast about my role as Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs and how the journal shapes health policy.

October 7, 2016

The State of Play in the ACA Marketplaces

Last week I was interviewed by Dmitri Sotus on WTOP’s "To Your Health” about the state of competition in the ACA marketplaces. Listen to the podcast episode and get a preview of our June issue.

May 31, 2016

After Gobeille, What Next For States?

In an interview on WTOP, I discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and its impact on state efforts to control health care costs.

March 11, 2016

Health Affairs In 2015: Editor’s Picks

As Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief, I have the pleasure of reading hundreds of articles. I have selected my own “top ten” for 2015. The papers I chose go beyond our “most-read” articles, which tend to be on topics tied to the highest profile policy issues of the day.

January 26, 2016

Paying For Value In Cancer Care

With average yearly treatment costs exceeding $100,000, cancer drugs in the US cost nearly twice as much as anywhere else in the world. It can be difficult to find any correlation between a drug’s price and the social value or efficacy of the drug.

October 29, 2015

We’d Be In The Dark Without AHRQ

When we heard about threats to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) future, we set out to understand how the loss of AHRQ would affect the nation’s understanding of critical health policy issues. The results caused us great concern.

October 15, 2015

Four Ideas And One Big Lesson From Spotlight Health

I knew I would learn a great deal when I attended Spotlight Health at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Still, this session included experts whose views I had not yet heard (including the future CEO of Project HOPE).

September 11, 2015

Preparing For The Court’s Decision In King v. Burwell (video)

Yesterday I appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal where I answered questions about the role of subsidies in the federal insurance marketplaces.

June 10, 2015