Healthcare

Reforming Regulation to Promote Medical Use of Psychedelic Drugs

Expert argues for altering regulations on psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness and addiction.

How Regulators Can Increase Price Competition in Health Care

Scholars urge regulators to help level the playing field in contracting between health plans and hospitals.

New Approach to Affordable Care Act Waivers Causes Controversy

The Trump Administration encourages states to use “innovation waivers” to find new ways to lower costs.

How Regulation Can Improve Surgery

Scholar argues that agencies should collect evidence on surgical procedures to help implement best practices.

Doctors or Devices?

Scholar weighs the possibility of regulating medical artificial intelligence like human professionals.

Curbing Prescription Opioid Abuse Through Insurance Regulation

New study shows regulators have overlooked insurers in tackling the opioid epidemic.

When Public Health Abuses Public Funds

The Supreme Court declines to resolve issue of whether state hospitals can be sued for false insurance claims.

Encouraging Customization and Courtroom Claims in Long-term Care

Controversial rule promotes personal care and bars forced arbitration in long-term health care.

Successfully Protecting Public Insurance from Fraud

Health care fraud program reports billions of taxpayer dollars returned to federal health funds.

Justifying Health Insurance

Scholar describes how the philosophy and economics underlying insurance policies can guide current debates.

The Unhealthy Return to Individual Responsibility in Health Policy

The Republicans’ ACA replacement plan espouses individual responsibility—a naïve and ill-advised approach to healthcare reform.

When the Health Care Market Cannot Regulate Itself

Vermont moves to an all-payer system in regulating prices for health care services.