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ACA Marketplace Premiums and Competition Among Hospitals and Physician Practices

July 2018

In this study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, the authors found that premiums for ACA Marketplace plans were higher in rating areas in which physician, hospital, and insurance...

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

June 2018

 We study the effect of diversity in the physician workforce on the demand for preventive care among African-American men.

Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Diabetes Complications In Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, And Communities Outside Beijing

January 2018

Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Association of a Bundled-Payment Program With Cost and Outcomes in Full-Cycle Breast Cancer Care

October 2016

Importance:Value-driven payment system reform is a potential tool for aligning economic incentives with the improvement of quality and efficiency of health care and containment of cost.

Contracting with Private Providers for Primary Care Services: Evidence from Urban China

January 2013

Controversy surrounds the role of the private sector in health service delivery, including primary care and population health services.

Neonatal Health-care Policy: Promise and Perils of Reform

December 2010

ABSTRACT Health-care reform could generate major new opportunities to strengthen the central role of neonatology in improving child health in the United States.

Perverse Incentives in the Chinese Health System and Assessment of the April 2009 Reform

October 2010

Since 1978, China has been primarily market-focused in its provision of health care and social services.

A comparison of rural and urban healthcare consumption and health insurance

July 2010

Purpose: Since 1999, China has undergone reform of its healthcare system.

Good and Bad News From China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

July 2010

*/ Abstract: The overall goal of this article is to understand the progress in implementing the New Cooperative Medical Scheme, while seeking to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the programme...

A Collection of Articles on U.S. Health Reform

January 2010

A collection of core faculty Victor Fuchs' articles on actions needed for meaningful health care reform in the United States.Eliminating "Waste" in Health CareFour Health Care Reforms for 2009Cost...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging And Low Back Pain Care For Medicare Patients

October 2009

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology frequently used to evaluate low back pain, despite evidence that challenges the usefulness of routine MRI and the surgical interventions it may...

The Proposed Government Health Insurance Company -- No Substitute for Real Reform

May 2009

As pressure builds on the White House and Congress to deliver on their promise of health care reform, the idea of a government health insurance company to compete with for-profit and not-for-profit...

Toward a 21st-Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform

April 2009

The coverage, cost, and quality problems of the U.S. health care system are evident.

The Effect of Medicaid Managed Care on Prenatal Care: The Case of "Puerto Rico"

March 2009

Objectives From 1994 to the year 2000 the government of Puerto Rico implemented a health care reform which included the mandatory enrollment of the entire Medicaid eligible population under...

Health Reform: Getting The Essentials Right

January 2009

Fuchs argues that health reform must encompass the Four Cs in order to succeed: coverage, cost control, coordinated care and choice.

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Health Care Reform Requires Accountable Care Systems

July 2008

Who Really Pays for Health Care? The Myth of "Shared Responsibility"

March 2008

When asked who pays for health care in the United States, the usual answer is "employers, government, and individuals." Most Americans believe that employers pay the bulk of workers' premiums and...

Health Care Reform -- Why So Much Talk and So Little Action?

January 2008

As promised during his campaign, and under pressure from many quarters, President-elect Barack Obama may seek badly needed changes in the way the United States finances and delivers health care....

Health Care Reform: Why? What? When?

November 2005

Dissatisfaction with the U.S. health care system is widespread, but no consensus has emerged as to how to reform it.

Health Care 2000: Do Health Care Markets Require a New Model? Proceedings of a Conference Held May 4-5, 2000 at Stanford University

May 2001

On May 4 and 5, 2000, health care leaders, professionals, and academics convened at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University for the Health Care Conference 2000.

Economics, Values, and Health Care Reform

March 1996

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Portrait of Karen Eggleston Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Neesha Joseph Program Manager, CDEHA