Health Care Costs

Reforming Accountable Care Organizations

Reforming Accountable Care Organizations

Experts explore opportunities to reduce costs and promote health equity.

The No Surprises Act Still Surprises Consumers

The No Surprises Act Still Surprises Consumers

Medical bills may continue to take consumers by surprise despite the No Surprises Act.

Who is Your Health Insurer?

Who is Your Health Insurer?

More employers self-fund health insurance plans, bypassing state regulation and potentially increasing costs.

Watchdog Highlights Challenges of Medicare Payment Program

Watchdog Highlights Challenges of Medicare Payment Program

Congressional accountability office reviews first three years of value-based health care program.

Federal Agencies Enroll Health Insurers in PrEP School

Federal Agencies Enroll Health Insurers in PrEP School

Recent federal guidance clarifies health care coverage on vital HIV medication.

Law Reforms Promote Nurse-Managed Care

Law Reforms Promote Nurse-Managed Care

Amid rising insured rates, physician shortages, and COVID-19, nurse-led care seeks to address health inequities.

The Little Health Bill That Could

The Little Health Bill That Could

A proposed law would reduce the amount households spend on health care each year.

Promoting Primary Care in Medicine

Promoting Primary Care in Medicine

Experts suggest changing Medicare’s payment structure to encourage physicians to pursue primary care specialties.

Is Health Care Price Transparency Key to Lowering Costs?

Is Health Care Price Transparency Key to Lowering Costs?

A proposed rule seeks to force hospitals to disclose secret prices negotiated with health insurance companies.

Should the United States Create a Human Right to Health Care?

Should the United States Create a Human Right to Health Care?

Canada’s experience with treating health care as a right provides lessons for universal health care in America.

Will an All-Payer System Lower Health Care Costs?

Will an All-Payer System Lower Health Care Costs?

Maryland’s global budgeting scheme for hospitals may be a model for controlling rising health care prices.

The Role of Appropriate Access to Care in Reducing Health System Costs

The Role of Appropriate Access to Care in Reducing Health System Costs

Improving access to health care can reduce long-term health care costs.