Many approaches are being proposed to address our nation’s health care pricing, utilization, access, and coverage challenges. These approaches require an understanding of the issues in areas such as private health insurance markets, premium tax credits, delivery and payment reform, and state flexibility. Examples of areas of important ongoing research include: Where and why are markets working? Where and why are they failing? What can be done to increase the effectiveness of these markets? Is the path we are on sustainable, affordable, and equitable for employers and individuals?
To connect policymakers and advocates with emerging research on topics pertinent to the health reform debate, Altarum has commissioned a series of new studies and compiled the best existing evidence, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.