Health Care Reform

Scholarly Publications

ACA Marketplace Premiums and Competition Among Hospitals and Physician Practices

July 2018

In this study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, the authors found that premiums for ACA Marketplace plans were higher in rating areas in which physician, hospital, and insurance...

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

June 2018

 We study the effect of diversity in the physician workforce on the demand for preventive care among African-American men.

Association of a Bundled-Payment Program With Cost and Outcomes in Full-Cycle Breast Cancer Care

October 2016

Importance:Value-driven payment system reform is a potential tool for aligning economic incentives with the improvement of quality and efficiency of health care and containment of cost.

Other Publications

Beyond the Public Plan: Pathway to Control Costs & Transform the Delivery System

July 2009

The current focus of the health reform debate is rightfully beginning to shift to the need to transform the delivery system to contain the long run growth in costs.

News

A glimmer of hope in the opioid epidemic among patients with musculoskeletal pain

December 2018

In new research by Health Research and Policy’s Eric Sun, the risk for chronic opioid use among patients with musculoskeletal pain actually decreased slightly between 2008 and 2014. 

Proposed CMS rule about disclosing drug costs on TV ads could have public health & legal concerns

November 2018

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would require direct-to-consumer TV advertisements for prescription drugs to disclose the price of their products.The Centers for Medicare &amp...

It's a win-win: Hospitals should apologize for mistakes

November 2018

Research by Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello looks at what happens when a group of hospitals started systematically acknowledging adverse outcomes in care by  apologizing and proactively...

People

Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Neesha Joseph Program Manager, CDEHA