Jodi L. Liu

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Associate Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S.P.H. in global disease epidemiology and control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.S.E. in biomedical engineering, University of Michigan; B.S.E. in chemical engineering, University of Michigan

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Overview

Jodi Liu is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on issues related to health care financing and payment. Liu has experience using simulation modeling to analyze the effects of health care policy changes on health insurance coverage, household and government spending, and provider revenues. Her recent work has involved assessing health care reform proposals, alternative payment models, and policy options for single-payer health care. Liu earned her Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, her M.S.P.H. in global disease epidemiology and control from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and degrees in biomedical and chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Commentary

  • Senator Bernie Sanders greets attendees before an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2017

    Medicare for All: Sounds Good, but What Does It Mean?

    Traditional Medicare is popular and therefore can lend a good brand name to coverage expansion proposals, but its limits can be significant for some patients. Those proposing and evaluating “Medicare for All” proposals should consider whether and how these limits are addressed.

    Nov 19, 2018 Health Affairs Blog

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2017

    Misconceptions About 'Medicare for All'

    Medicare for All is a talking point for both major U.S. political parties. Would it be free? Would people have to switch doctors? Would waits be long? Misconceptions abound about single-payer proposals and their likely effects. Here are the facts.

    Oct 27, 2018 USA Today

  • Jodi Liu

    Committed to Improving Health Care Policy: Q&A with Jodi Liu

    Jodi Liu, an associate policy researcher at RAND, studies how to deliver high-quality care and how to pay for it. She discusses her assessment of a single-payer health care proposal in New York State and the supply-and-demand challenges that might arise if an Alzheimer's treatment became available.

    Oct 23, 2018

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    Potential Benefits for Most New Yorkers but No Free Lunch: Tough Decisions for Single-Payer Health Care in New York

    A single-payer plan in New York would shift health care spending to the state instead of private insurers. As with any far-reaching legislation, there are trade-offs. It's important that policymakers consider the impact of the single-payer plan in totality.

    Aug 6, 2018 New York Daily News

  • Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 13, 2017

    Savings from a Single-Payer Health System Would Not Be Automatic

    Polls have shown increasing public support for a single-payer system in the United States. Yet there is no agreement on how to set up and pay for a single-payer system or even how much it would cost.

    Sep 26, 2017 The Hill

  • A woman on an MRI machine talking to her doctor

    Extending Marketplace Tax Credits Would Make Coverage More Affordable for Middle-Income Adults

    Paying for health care coverage is a challenge for Americans facing rising premiums, deductibles, and copayments. The ACA's tax credits that make marketplace insurance more affordable for lower-income individuals should be extended to middle-income adults aged 50–64.

    Jul 27, 2017 The Commonwealth Fund Blog

  • Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California

    The Disneyland Measles Outbreak: 'Anti-Vaxxers' Aren't the Only Issue

    The recent measles outbreak that began in Disneyland is the latest reminder that Americans have ceded ground in the fight against the potentially deadly disease. So-called 'anti-vaxxer' parents have received a lot of attention following the outbreak, but they may comprise less of the population than you think.

    Mar 17, 2015 The Press-Enterprise

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