This Viewpoint proposes strategies US states might use to leverage electronic health data to inform policy making in the wake of Gobeille v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, the Supreme Court decision barring states from requiring that health plans transmit their data to an all-payers claims database.
In this Special Communication, Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman and Senator William Frist review the history and roles of Medicare and Medicaid in the US health system and discuss the program’s future.
This Viewpoint discusses vaccine costs and policy and explains the importance of balancing these factors to provide optimal care while restricting spending on costly interventions with limited benefit.
This Viewpoint discusses the benefits of developing a patient-centered informed consent standard and the resources it would take to achieve it in practice.
This Viewpoint explains reasons that increased access to hearing aid technology is needed and proposes policy changes that would make such changes possible.
This Viewpoint proposes policy options to make hospice care more broadly available to patients and their physicians.