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Posts November 8, 2023

Event recap—We’ve got you covered: Meeting basic health care needs

On Thursday October 26, 2023, The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted an event to discuss health care policy reform in the United States featuring a discussio…
Policy Proposals October 26, 2023

Improving health care access for low-income Medicare beneficiaries

Jason Brown and Gopi Shah Goda describe issues that low-income Medicare beneficiaries face in accessing and coordinating care, and they present a framework for…
Policy Proposals October 26, 2023

Designing US health insurance from scratch: A proposal for universal basic coverage

Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein propose universal health care coverage for a basic set of medical services and the option to buy supplemental coverage in a wel…
Policy Proposals June 27, 2023

Increasing Financial Access to Contraception for Low-Income Americans 

Changes to Title X could increase the affordability of contraception for low-income Americans. A randomized control trial suggests that doing so would increase…
Policy Proposals June 21, 2023

Federal Policies to Address Persistent Generic Drug Shortages

Generic sterile injectable (GSI) drugs are the staple of hospital care but are particularly prone to shortages driven by market dynamics. Marta Wosińska and Ri…
Posts February 8, 2023

Nurse Licensure Compacts Before, During, and After COVID

A summary of changes to licensing requirements for nurses focuses on pandemic-era measures and the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Policy Proposals March 10, 2020

Reducing Administrative Costs in U.S. Health Care

U.S. health-care spending on administrative costs far exceeds the amount necessary to deliver effective health care. David Cutler proposes several reforms to r…
Policy Proposals March 10, 2020

What to Do about Health-Care Markets? Policies to Make Health-Care Markets Work

Martin Gaynor of Carnegie Mellon University describes the substantial consolidation that has occurred in health-care markets, showing that it is has generally …
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