The likelihood that mothers with private health insurance would start breastfeeding increased by 2.5 percentage points after the Affordable Care Act mandated the coverage of lactation support services.
Nov 28, 2016
Describes trends affecting the U.S. blood system, presents insights into its sustainability, and offers recommendations for how policymakers can ensure the safety and sustainability of the blood supply.
Nov 28, 2016
Toward a Sustainable Blood Supply in the United States: An Analysis of the Current System and Alternatives for the Future
This report aims to describe the U.S. blood system, identify and discuss potential threats to the functioning and sustainability of the blood system, and describe recommendations with the potential to improve the sustainability of the blood system.
Nov 21, 2016
Long-term Effect of Exposure to a Friend's Adolescent Childbirth on Fertility, Education, and Earnings
Interventions that expose adolescents to the reality of teen motherhood may be an effective way of reducing the rates of teen childbearing and improving schooling.
Jun 30, 2016
There is no evidence that state-mandated private health insurance coverage affected the rate of colorectal cancer screening for men or women aged 51-64, compared with Medicare-eligible adults.
Apr 25, 2016
Does Targeting Higher Health Risk Employees or Increasing Intervention Intensity Yield Savings in a Workplace Wellness Program?
This article aims to test whether a workplace wellness program reduces health care cost for higher risk employees or employees with greater participation.
Jan 5, 2016
Current and Projected Characteristics and Unique Health Care Needs of the Patient Population Served by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans who rely on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care are older and less healthy than other veterans. Analysis of a range of data sources showed how the veteran population and demand for VA health care could change in the next decade.
Dec 31, 2015
Affordable Care Act Provision Lowered Out-of-Pocket Cost and Increased Colonoscopy Rates Among Men in Medicare
Colorectal cancer screening is one of the few cancer screenings with an A rating from the US Preventive Services Task Force, meaning that the procedure confers a substantial health benefit.
Dec 11, 2015
Incentives for Workplace Wellness Programs: They Increase Employee Participation, but Building a Better Program Is Just as Effective
Presents information on the landscape of wellness programs, use of incentives, and their effect on participation, drawn from the first study on this topic to be based on national survey data.
May 11, 2015
This report leverages existing data on wellness programs to explore patterns of wellness program availability, employers' use of incentives, and program participation and utilization among employees.
May 11, 2015
Mandated Coverage of Preventive Care and Reduction in Disparities: Evidence from Colorectal Cancer Screening
Universal insurance coverage may not substantially reduce disparities if systematic differences in plan benefits and cost sharing persist.
May 6, 2015