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Marketplace Plans: Premiums, Network Size and Market Competition
Health Policy Forum | Study

Marketplace Plans: Premiums, Network Size and Market Competition

Vivian Ho

Elena M. Marks

Marah Short

The 10th in a series of reports on the implementation of the ACA analyzes the costs and coverage of marketplace plans in Texas. read more

Blue Marble Health: A New Presidential Roadmap for Global Poverty-Related Diseases
Health Policy Forum | Research Paper | United States

Blue Marble Health: A New Presidential Roadmap for ...

Peter J. Hotez

A new analysis reveals substantial global health gains for AIDS, malaria and neglected tropical diseases that were first targeted by the administration of President George W. Bush in 2003 and then greatly expanded by the Obama ... read more

Algorithm for analysis of administrative pediatric cancer hospitalization data according to indication for admission
Health Policy Forum | Scholarly Article

Algorithm for analysis of administrative pediatric cancer hospitalization ...

Vivian Ho

This study aimed to develop a systematic approach to classifying childhood cancer-related admissions in administrative data into categories that reflected clinical practice and predicted resource use. read more

Texas Should Require HPV Vaccine
Health Policy Forum | Op-Ed

Texas Should Require HPV Vaccine

Hagop M. Kantarjian

Kirstin R.W. Matthews

"More than 79 million Americans are infected by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted virus known to cause cancer. Since 2011, the state of Texas has had no HPV vaccination policy. Texas does not ... read more

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The Health Policy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute is a membership-based group whose corporate and private contributors help support the Baker Institute’s health policy research. The Baker Institute is across the street from the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the nation’s largest medical complex. Drawing on the expertise of both Rice University and the TMC, the forum offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to discuss issues of growing concern, including options for controlling skyrocketing medical costs, improving access to health care, and managing the growing burden of diseases such as diabetes and obesity. The forum also provides objective analysis of reform proposals.

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