Health Care

A More Detailed Physician Payment Reform Proposal

After releasing a broad physician payment reform draft, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a more fleshed out framework to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with a new payment system that better takes into account quality.

Don't Take the Health Exclusion Off the Table

Recently, there has been some discussion of taking the employer-sponsored health exclusion off the table in tax reform. But for those interested in tax reform, health reform, or deficit reduction, doing so would be a mistake.

What the Delay of the ACA's Employer Mandate Means for the Budget

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced the one-year delay of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires coverage reporting and penalizes large employers who do not offer health insurance.

New Interactive Map: Variations in Medicare Costs

It's no secret that getting health care spending under control will be key for the federal budget. Nearly one out of every four federal program dollars goes to health care, and even though growth has slowed recently, it is expected that it will pick up again at least to some extent as the economy improves.