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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The Affordable Care Act will have a varied impact on health spending by individuals and families, depending primarily on their income and whether they would have been uninsured in 2016 without the program.
Funding levels for global HIV programs have recently flattened out but the demand for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries only continues to rise. This briefing addresses how global HIV programs can continue meeting the ever-growing need for services in the face of limited funding.
The RAND Bing Center for Health Economics, RAND Labor and Population, and the Journal of Human Capital held a two-day Conference on Health, Aging, and Human Capital. Speakers included RAND's Nicole Maestas, NYU's Michael Grossman, and Harvard's David Wise; all conference videos are available online.
In this October 2011 Congressional Briefing, Art Kellermann will address the components of health care spending for the typical American family and how it affects buying power; whether slower health care cost growth would increase available family income; and whether the nation is getting sufficient value for its health care spending.
Arthur Kellermann, vice president and director of RAND Health, will lead a program in May about the rising costs of health care.
Senior Economist Neeraj Sood will present findings from a first-of-its-kind study that has linked the rapid growth of health care costs to negative economic consequences in Health Care Cost Growth and the Economic Performance of U.S. Industries on August 24, 2009.