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Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Texas for 2014
Health Policy Forum | Study

Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on ...

Vivian Ho

Elena M. Marks

The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report released April 16, 2014, by the Baker Institute for Public ... read more

Medical advances in the fight against cancer
Health Policy Forum | Op-Ed

Medical advances in the fight against cancer

Hagop M. Kantarjian

John Mendelsohn

Incremental medical advancements over the past few decades have improved cancer survival. Survival rates for five years or longer have increased in many types of cancer and have doubled in our lifetimes, and tumors previously resistant ... read more

Health Policy Research Newsletter -- March 2014
Health Policy Forum | Newsletter | United States

Health Policy Research Newsletter -- March 2014

Hagop M. Kantarjian

Exorbitant prices for cancer drugs harm patients who cannot afford to take their medicines. read more

Cancer surgery: The high cost of complications
Health Policy Forum | Scholarly Article

Cancer surgery: The high cost of complications

Vivian Ho

Marah Short

Errors in surgical care for cancer patients may seem infrequent, but the costs associated with them are extremely high. read more

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25TH ANNUAL HEALTH ECONOMICS CONFERENCE

Oct. 16-17, 2014

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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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