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The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers understand the foundations of health policy, the roots of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. The Alliance has conducted hundreds of briefings on Capitol Hill and around the nation on timely and important health policy topics.
The non-profit Commonwealth Fund supports research on healthcare issues including the ACA repeal debate, health care delivery reform, health IT, health care coverage and access, health insurance markets, and more. Biennial Health Insurance Surveys
A nonprofit research organization, the Urban Institute researches current issues to improve the "well-being of people and places in the United States." The Health Policy Center's scholars "have helped lawmakers understand the scope of the country’s health care problems and costs, evaluated how public policies affect lives and communities, and provided insights about payment and service delivery reforms."
Panelists: Laurel Lucia MPP; Wendell Potter; Stephen M. Shortell PhD, MPH, MBA; Micah Weinberg PhD. Moderator: Larry Levitt MPP
Part of the 2019 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series.
The cost and availability of health care is one of the most critical issues facing the United States. “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, is one approach embraced by numerous presidential candidates, Governor Gavin Newsom, and leaders in other states. Several Medicare-for-All bills are either pending or in development nationally and in California.
What does “Medicare for All” really mean, how would it be financed, and are there other ways to achieve universal health care? Join us for a discussion that will address these questions and more. Our panelists will explain the basics of a single-payer system, its pros and cons, and other strategies to achieve universal health care.
Dr. Stephen Shortell "explains how perverse financial incentives combine with a lack of technology to prevent American doctors from providing high-value, patient-centered care. In addition, Dr. Shortell dives deep into the current state of U.S. healthcare and what it will take to emerge from the coronavirus crisis better than before."
"As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would do away with private health insurance for most forms of care. Advocates of this plan promise that nationalizing health insurance will cut costs by reducing overhead and promote overall health by giving all Americans access to preventive health care. And in doing so, the United States will join the ranks of many other developed nations that have already mandated a national insurance program to guarantee medical care as a basic human right. Their opponents argue Medicare for All is a political non-starter that would force Americans off employer-based plans, reduce incentives for doctors and providers, increase bureaucracy and inefficiencies in the system, and lead to worse care overall, all the while inflating the already swelled federal deficit. Should private health insurance exist? Or is it time for Medicare for All?"
"The Trump administration recently finalized a new immigration rule that aims to make it far harder for U.S. immigrants to obtain green cards if a government test deems them likely to use public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps or housing assistance. The effects of this “public charge” rule could reach far beyond the nearly 400,000 people seeking green cards within the U.S. every year. Rampant fear and confusion about the new rule, announced last year, have led a growing number of immigrant families in the United States to forgo public benefits and health care. The rule’s “chilling effect” could impact more than 2 million people in California alone, by one estimate. Dropping or losing such benefits and services can in turn pose a host of health risks for children and families — from skipping treatments for chronic health conditions like diabetes to less food on the table for children. This webinar will help reporters understand how the public charge rule is shaping the health of immigrant families, and provide key data points, resources and story ideas."
"Amid the election-year debate over the future of health care in America, the PBS NewsHour launches this five part-series to look at what’s best and worst in the American system today: the most expensive system in the world, brimming with innovation, but one that also leaves more than 30 million people uninsured. This series then examines how several other developed nations are able to achieve what the U.S. hasn’t: universal health care for all its citizens. Can U.S. policymakers learn anything from experiences abroad, or is the U.S. system too entrenched for systemic change?"
HRMS is a survey of the nonelderly population that monitors the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before data from federal government surveys are available. Website include data briefs, survey instruments, and public use data files.
OECD Health Statistics consists of tables on health and health systems across OECD countries. OECD Health Data is an interactive database comprising data on a range of topics on the health care systems in the OECD Member countries and Accession countries, which are presented in a demographic, economic and social context. Some time series go back as far as 1960.
A statistics portal that integrates data from reliable sources on thousands of topics
Categorized into market sectors, Statista provides access to quantitative facts on media, business, politics, and other areas. Sources of information include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government sources. Data may be downloaded into spreadsheets and presentations. Also includes industry reports.