Financing the efficient delivery of medical services while reducing costs for consumers as well as health care providers is among the most challenging domestic policy problems many countries face. RAND addresses health economics issues through innovative, high-profile research in an effort to improve the efficiency of health care organizations, reduce costs for providers and consumers, and improve financing in health care markets.
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In its second term, the Obama Administration can restrain further health care spending growth—without compromising quality—by employing four broad strategies: fostering efficient and accountable providers, engaging and empowering consumers, promoting population health, and facilitating high-value innovation.
The ACA's goal of expanding access to health coverage has implications for health care costs at many levels: how it will affect individual decisions to obtain insurance, employer decisions about offering coverage, and government spending.
Affiliate Adjunct Staff
M.D., University of California, San Diego; M.S. in health services, University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Policy Analyst
M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.S. in engineering, Harvey Mudd College
Assistant Policy Analyst
M.D., Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; M.S. in international health policy & management, Brandeis University
B.S. in mechanical engineering, Columbia University; B.A. in history, Columbia University; M.A. in applied economics, Johns Hopkins
M.S. in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in economics, College of William & Mary; B.S. in mathematics, College of William & Mary
M.S. in epidemiology & biostatistics, Case-Western Reserve; B.S. in molecular biology & genetics, University of Maryland
Ph.D. in health services research and policy, and M.P.H., University of Rochester School of Medicine; M.S. in public policy analysis, University of Rochester
Adjunct Policy Analyst
Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.D., University of Southern California; B.A. in biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
Senior Policy Researcher
Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; M.P.P. in health policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Ph.D. in health services research and policy, University of Rochester; M.A. in health economics, Shanghai Medical University; B.A. in medicine, Shanghai Medical University