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No need to feel sorry for private health insurers
Health Policy Forum | Commentary

No need to feel sorry for private health ...

Vivian Ho

In Vivian Ho's latest commentary for The Hill, the health economics chair asks: "Should I feel sorry for private health insurers?" Ho explains that new regulations and several billion dollars in new fees under the Affordable ... read more

Affordability of Marketplace Plans for the Target Population
Health Policy Forum | Study

Affordability of Marketplace Plans for the Target Population

Vivian Ho

Elena M. Marks

Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA's Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll ... read more

U.S. Health Care: Expensive, Deficient
Health Policy Forum | Op-Ed

U.S. Health Care: Expensive, Deficient

Hagop M. Kantarjian

In spite of dire predictions, the Affordable Care Act's nightmarish scenarios never materialized. Why, then, is there still bad press about the health care law? Perhaps because some Americans still believe we have the set health ... read more

Health Policy Research Newsletter — June 2014
Health Policy Forum | Newsletter

Health Policy Research Newsletter — June 2014

Pay-for-performance programs can improve physician practice. 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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