The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally disrupting the health care system and injecting significant uncertainty about current and future utilization and costs.
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Commentary on “Health Spending Under Single-Payer Approaches”
The director of the USC-Brooking Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy explains that cost savings under single payer plans would not be as large as they might seem.
How the Cares Act Affects COVID-19 Test Pricing
How will the CARES Act impact COVID-19 test pricing? One of our Schaeffer Initiative experts suggests a change to require insurers to pay for testing at Medicare prices and prohibit balance billing patients.
States Will Need More Fiscal Relief. Policymakers Should Make That Happen Automatically.
Without assistance from the federal government, states will likely be forced to make deep program cuts, enact substantial tax increases, or both. Either strategy would worsen the economic downturn and its aftermath.
Misleading Marketing of Short-Term Health Plans Amid COVID-19
Schaeffer Initiative researchers investigate marketing claims made by ACA non-compliant health insurers about coverage amid the pandemic.
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On this blog, experts from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy advance the national health policy conversation through innovative ideas and timely, evidence-based analysis. These posts offer policymakers practical recommendations and analysis for solving the health care issues of today.