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Americans’ Health Priorities Diverge From Washington’s Focus on Obamacare

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman finds the public’s healthcare priorities have more to do with drug costs and other real world issues people deal with using the health care system than the ongoing partisan wrangling over the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Few Consumers Use Information on Health Provider Quality or Price

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new poll findings showing very small numbers of consumers are using provider quality and price information.

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At Tax Time, No Public Backlash Over Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

This was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on April 21, 2015. Tax season has come and gone with no great outbreak of protest about the Affordable Care Act’s least popular provision: the individual mandate. This central element of the ACA was included to help ensure that the individual…

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Public vs. Private Health Insurance on Controlling Spending

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes whether public or private health insurance does a better job of controlling costs.

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Why Low Growth in Health Costs Still Stings

This was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on April 8, 2015. In my last Think Tank piece, I reported that just 3% of Americans felt health costs had been rising more slowly than usual, even though they have been growing at record low rates in recent years. The…

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Americans Don’t Feel the Slowdown in Health Costs

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why the health policy agenda may shift to focus more on affordability of coverage, consumer protection and consumer information in coming years.

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