Research Corner

Why Do We Spend So Much on End-of-Life Care?

Maria Polyakova on research examining the surprising source of outsized health care spending in the last months of life.

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The Dangers of a Slow Vaccine Rollout

Karen Joynt Maddox on research showing how critical it is for the U.S. to have a swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Do Health Plans Affect Mortality Rates?

Aditi Sen on research showing some Medicare Advantage plans have better mortality rates than others.

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Research Corner

We always strive to root all of our reporting in the latest and greatest data about what we know (and don’t know) when it comes to effective health policies. But there’s way more research coming out than we can fit in a weekly show.  Enter the Research Corner. Each week, a rotating group of experts…

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What’s the Best Way to Limit the Spread of COVID-19?

Brooke Nichols on research comparing the most effective non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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More Evidence on the Quality Impacts of Consolidation

Farzad Mostashari on new research on the impact of consolidation on the quality of care for high-need patients.

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The Perils of Self-Reported COVID Screenings

Andrew Goodman-Bacon examines research on the effectiveness of self-reported workplace COVID screenings.

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Analyzing the ACA’s Latest Trip to the Supreme Court

Katie Keith breaks down oral arguments in the California v. Texas ACA case at the Supreme Court.

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How Big A Role Did Health Care Play in the 2020 Election?

Krista Jenkins offers an early analysis of Election 2020 exit polls.

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Employer Plans Shine a Light on the Full Cost of Health Care

Stacie Dusetzina digs into the 2020 KFF Employer Benefits Survey.

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