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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

The Hill: Health economics
Health Policy Forum | Commentary

The Hill: Health economics

Vivian Ho

"Are economists being too hard on healthcare providers?" asks Vivian Ho, chair in health economics. "Certainly not. Economists can offer strategies to control costs, while maintaining or improving the quality of care. Doing so can make ... 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

The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery
Health Policy Forum | Scholarly Article

The influence of complications on the costs of ...

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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