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Preparing for the Second Marketplace Open Enrollment Period
Health Policy Forum | Study

Preparing for the Second Marketplace Open Enrollment Period

Vivian Ho

Elena M. Marks

More Texans found talking to the call center more helpful than using healthcare.gov to get information or enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study released by the Baker Institute ... read more

Health Policy Research Newsletter — Sept. 2014
Health Policy Forum | Newsletter

Health Policy Research Newsletter — Sept. 2014

Marah Short

Substantial health care savings can be achieved by reducing complications from cancer surgery, writes Marah Short, associate director of the Health Policy Forum. 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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