Allowing Americans aged 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare would lower health care premiums for the group. But it would also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on Affordable Care Act exchanges.
Medicare appears to be overpaying surgeons for many medical procedures. Federal officials should incorporate ways to more objectively measure the amount of postoperative care surgeons provide to patients.
Education Ph.D. in health economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.S. in political science, Santa Clara University; B.A. in Italian studies, Santa Clara University
Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
Education M.P.H. in health policy analysis, Washington University in Saint Louis; B.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry, science in society, Wesleyan University
Codirector, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Senior Sociologist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education Ph.D. in sociology, Rutgers University; M.A. in economy and society, Central European University, Warsaw; B.A. in sociology and psychology, University of Missouri
Senior Policy Researcher
Education Ph.D. in health care management and economics, The Wharton School; M.P.P. in health policy, The Johns Hopkins University; A.B. in molecular biology and public policy, Princeton University
Physician Policy Researcher
Education M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; M.S. in clinical research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; A.B. in biochemical sciences, Harvard University
Physician Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education B.S. in biophysics, Yale University; M.D., New York University; M.S. in health services research, Stanford University
Senior Policy Analyst
Education M.P.H. in health care policy and management, Drexel University; B.A. in Spanish, University of Vermont; B.A. in anthropology, University of Vermont; Graduate Certificate in epidemiology, biostatistics, Drexel University