Gail Wilensky, PhD, is an economist and Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation.
Health care spending has been growing unusually slowly for the last several years, prompting occasional speculation that something unusual is afoot. According to the Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), total health expenditures… Read More ›
With the long-awaited ruling by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—notably the Court’s assertion that the individual mandate is constitutional, as well as its finding that the requirement that states expand their Medicaid coverage or lose all… Read More ›
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, renewed attention is being given to reforming how health care is organized and delivered. But there’s another element needed for sustainable health care reform: finding ways to deal with unsustainable increases in… Read More ›
The question of whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can proceed without the mandate that all US individuals purchase health insurance or pay a penalty if they don’t is just one of several questions the Supreme Court will have to… Read More ›