Gail R. Wilensky: In the News
The stories on this page are selected articles from Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at Project HOPE
Calling Into Question the Nation’s Commitment to Value-Based Health Care
November 1, 2017 – Healthcare Financial Management Association
Both the healthcare establishment and the american public have readily embraced the importance of moving from a volume to a value focus in health care. But it is unclear to what extent this shift has actually occurred.
Republicans Will Own Whatever Happens to the ACA and Health Care Reform
September 19, 2017 – JAMA Forum
No major legislation has become a stable part of the social fabric without significant support from both major political parties.
Bipartisan health-policy coalition urges Congress to support the ACA
August 10, 2017 – Washington Post
A coalition of liberal and conservative health-policy leaders is calling on Congress to strengthen the existing health-care law in a variety of ways to help Americans get and keep insurance.
Bipartisan fever: Conservative and liberal experts offer Congress a plan to reform ACA
August 8, 2017 – Modern Healthcare
The experts’ proposal included compromise on both sides.
JAMA Forum: Reforming Medicaid
July 11, 2017 – JAMA Forum
Medicaid has become a major focus in the debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, because the proposed replacement bills go beyond the ACA into the underlying Medicaid program that was originally passed by Congress in 1965.
The Economics and Politics of the American Health Care Act
June 26, 2017 – The Milbank Quarterly
There are several challenges to trying to craft health care legislation that will produce desirable results with an affordable cost.
Health-Reform Principles That Can Cross Party Lines
June 25, 2017 – Wall Street Journal
Several health policy researchers come together to suggest propositions that transcend partisanship and ideology.
JAMA Forum: Revisiting Medicaid
May 31, 2017 – JAMA Forum
Evaluating the effects of Medicaid expansion and costs outstripping predictions.
Rewarding Provider Performance: Ten Years In
December 6, 2016 – Health Affairs
This article was part of a Health Affairs Blog series that took a look back on the impact and reach of some of the most significant policies implemented in 2006.
What Would A Republican Win Mean for Health Policy
October 6, 2016 – New England Journal of Medicine
Although it is not unreasonable to ask how a Republican victory in the 2016 presidential election would affect health policy, it’s important to remember how policy becomes law.
Changing Physician Behavior Is Harder Than We Thought
May 25, 2016 – Jama Forum
Two unrelated reports released last month serve as stark reminders of how challenging it has been to change physician behavior in a sustained and purposeful way.