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Health Policy

The Health Policy team advances health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, social determinants of health, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

A health care professional measures a worker's blood pressure, 2005. (Getty/Smith Collection/Gado/Centers for Disease Control/CDC Connects)

What We're Doing

Expanding affordable health coverage

We are dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and developing progressive solutions for a world in which everyone can access care.

Advancing public health and equity

We are working to reduce health inequities and advance health in all communities that permeate the health care system at every level and foster disparate outcomes.

Lowering health costs for consumers

We are finding ways to reduce costs while improving health care quality and addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Via delivery system and payment reform, the government has ample opportunities to bolster efficiency and quality in health care.


Compact View

Expanding Access and Protections in States Where Abortion Is Legal Article

Expanding Access and Protections in States Where Abortion Is Legal

Abortion is protected by state law in more than 20 states, many of which have expanded access to abortion by making it more affordable, codifying state-level reproductive rights, broadening the types of providers able to offer care, and protecting abortion providers and access to clinics.

Center for American Progress

Kierra B. Jones

Republicans’ Premium Support Long Game In the News

Republicans’ Premium Support Long Game

The Romney-Ryan version of premium support does not preserve traditional Medicare; it simply prolongs its decline.

The Hill

Maura Calsyn

Increased Costs During Retirement Under the Romney-Ryan Medicare Plan Report

Increased Costs During Retirement Under the Romney-Ryan Medicare Plan

David Cutler, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn analyze the impact of the Romney-Ryan plan on current and future seniors and show that the increase in health care costs under the Romney-Ryan plan would be financially debilitating for all seniors.

David Cutler, Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn

Romneycare Versus Obamacare Report
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reacts at Faneuil Hall in Boston after signing into law his landmark health care bill, designed to guarantee health insurance to virtually all Massachusetts residents. The law provided a blueprint for President Barack Obama's health care law, which Romney has vowed to dismantle.

Romneycare Versus Obamacare

Maura Calsyn explores the many similarities between Romneycare and Obamacare.

Maura Calsyn

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