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Affordability of Marketplace Plans in Texas
Health Policy Forum | Study | Texas

Affordability of Marketplace Plans in Texas

Vivian Ho

Elena M. Marks

The cost of monthly premiums for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act can vary hundreds of dollars depending on a Texan’s income and the level of coverage chosen, according to a report released Sept. ... 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

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

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

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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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