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Poor People Have the Same Needs as Others

Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Foundation, was asked to contribute to the New York Times’ Room for Debate discussion on More Medicaid, More Health? In his piece, Dr. Altman concludes “Insurance — public or private — provides financial protection and access to medical care which low-income people need just as everybody else does. But it cannot by itself change behavior, alleviate poverty, or guarantee that the medical system is doing all it can to improve health.”

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We Still Have a Health-Care Spending Problem

Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Foundation, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President, co-authored a Washington Post op-ed that examined how the economy affects the nation’s health spending.  It concludes that the record slow growth rate of recent years stems largely from economic factors beyond the health system, with the…

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JAMA Forum: Great Expectations and the Affordable Care Act

“Great Expectations and the Affordable Care Act,” Larry Levitt’s February 2013 post for The JAMA Forum, is now available online.

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JAMA Forum: Hard Questions on Health Care

“Hard Questions on Health Care,” Larry Levitt’s October 2012 post on The JAMA Forum, is now available online.

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JAMA Forum: What Is Health Care Cost Containment?

“What Is Health Care Cost Containment?” Larry Levitt’s September 2012 contribution to The JAMA Forum, is now available online.

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JAMA Forum: The Middle Class Tax Break Hardly Anyone Is Talking About

“The Middle Class Tax Break Hardly Anyone Is Talking About,” Larry Levitt’s August 2012 post for The JAMA Forum, is now available online.

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JAMA Forum: After Supreme Court Ruling on the Health Care Law, Focus Turns to the States … and November

“After Supreme Court Ruling on the Health Care Law, Focus Turns to the States … and November,” Larry Levitt’s June 2012 post for The JAMA Forum, is now online.

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JAMA Forum: The Future of Private Insurance

“The Future of Private Insurance,” Larry Levitt’s May 2012 post for the JAMA Forum, is now online.

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JAMA Forum: The Stark Choices Ahead on the Future of Health Care

Larry Levitt’s March 2012 post for the JAMA Forum is now online.

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