3 Actions Congress Can Take to Reduce Drug Prices

The high prices Americans pay for drugs has emerged as a major health policy concern. A majority of voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties want the government to take action to [...]

What Is Single Payer, Anyway? It Depends Who You Ask.

For any political candidate running for office today, a central health-policy question is: What do you think of single payer? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What, exactly, do [...]

How Community Health Workers Could Create Less-Costly, Higher-Quality Care

We usually think of innovations in health care—novel cancer treatments, cutting-edge surgical techniques, powerful imaging tests—as being developed in the U.S., and later diffusing to other [...]

With Drugs, How Do We Balance Medical Value and Cost?

How much should your medicine cost? A physician colleague recently told me the story of a patient who asked if she could put off taking her medication until the end of the month, after she [...]