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Even if it Survives the Courts, ObamaCare Needs Help
In an op-ed for The Hill, Schaeffer Center professor John Romley and Cedars-Sinai president and CEO Thomas Priselac write that step one to fix the ACA is accepting that payment cuts and cost shaming do not work.
State Approaches to Mitigating Surprise Out-of-Network Billing
Schaeffer Initiative researchers explore why surprise out-of-network billing occurs and how federal and state governments can respond to eliminate these surprise bills and reduce inflated health care costs.
Reducing Unfair Out-of-Network Billing — Integrated Approaches to Protecting Patients
It may be possible to balance the competing goals of consumer protection and market innovation in state and federal oversight of health plan networks, according to a new opinion piece in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Texas Ruling Over Obamacare is Wrong to Claim That Without the Insurance Mandate, the Healthcare Law Can’t Survive
The Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets are stable, even without a penalty for those who don’t have coverage.
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Competition is essential for a properly functioning marketplace, but industry consolidation, insurance complexity and other factors are barricading healthcare consumers from the benefits of good commerce. Schaeffer Center analysts explore ways to remove those obstacles to efficiency, while also promoting optimal care.