Health and Health Care


RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. RAND's body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, health information technology, and women's health, as well as topical concerns such as obesity, complementary and alternative medicine, and PTSD in veterans and survivors of catastrophe.

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    Why ACA Enrollees Need Support After They Sign Up

    Oct 11, 2017

    Health insurance makes checkups and other preventive services affordable. These visits enable providers to identify risk factors for chronic diseases before they start, and suggest ways to become healthier. Helping ACA enrollees connect with providers they like can minimize the risk they will stop seeking routine care.

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    Biosimilar Drugs May Reduce U.S. Health Spending by $54 Billion

    Oct 23, 2017

    Biologics are complex drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and other diseases. They accounted for 70 percent of the growth in U.S. prescription drug spending between 2010 and 2015. Biosimilar versions of biologics could cut health care costs by $54 billion over the next decade.

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