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In The Spotlight

Investing in a Healthier America: The Role of Social Determinants

Briefing Monday, December 12, 2016

The financing of medical care is typically siloed from investments in housing, nutrition, criminal justice, and other social supports, even though all of these factors affect health outcomes and life expectancy. When allocating public dollars, policymakers need to know what investments can have the greatest impact on the health of individuals. This briefing will examine the challenges of aligning or combining funding sources to achieve better health outcomes, how analysts can prove value in such ventures, and the role of health care professionals in caring for patients who have both medical and non-medical needs. Read More

Recent Briefings

This post-election, half-day symposium previewed critical 2017 health care policy issues. Our panelists reviewed what we can learn from the election results and public opinion, what priorities we can expect for the new Trump administration, and what health care issues will be on the agenda for the new Congress. Read More

While recent pharmaceutical innovations offer unprecedented possibilities for curing, treating, and preventing disease, stakeholders throughout the health care system have serious concerns about prescription drug affordability. Payment methods that incorporate concepts of value and patient-centered care are among the emerging policy options to address the cost of drugs for Medicare patients. This briefing featured presentations by our experts highlighting the trends in Medicare regarding prescription drug pricing, and panelists discussed an array of policy options to align drug prices with value through alternative payment models.  Read More

The enactment of the Veterans Choice Act in 2014 renewed discussions about the capacity of the VA health care system to meet the needs of our nation's veterans. In addition to tackling issues related to access to VA-owned facilities, the Veterans Choice Act prompted a thorough examination of the quality of care provided to veterans in the VA system, the VA's ability to purchase care from the private sector, and the VA's capacity to provide services. This briefing provided an introduction to the VA health system, presented an overview of how the VA acts as both provider and purchaser of care, and discussed policy prospects for the future. Read More


Medicare & Prescription Drug Prices

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Webcast: The Emerging Biosimilars Market


Watch the webcast of our June 20 panel discussion on biosimilar biological medications.

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