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Americans’ Health Priorities Diverge From Washington’s Focus on Obamacare

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman finds the public’s healthcare priorities have more to do with drug costs and other real world issues people deal with using the health care system than the ongoing partisan wrangling over the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Few Consumers Use Information on Health Provider Quality or Price

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new poll findings showing very small numbers of consumers are using provider quality and price information.

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At Tax Time, No Public Backlash Over Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

As tax season closes, Drew Altman, in his Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank column, looks at why the ACA’s individual mandate and tax credit reconciliation process “passed their first major hurdles this tax season with no significant public backlash”.

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Public vs. Private Health Insurance on Controlling Spending

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes whether public or private health insurance does a better job of controlling costs.

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Why Low Growth in Health Costs Still Stings

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman shows how rising deductibles have eclipsed growth in wages, and discusses why that may be the main reason people think costs have been continuing to rise rapidly when instead growth has slowed.

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Americans Don’t Feel the Slowdown in Health Costs

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why the health policy agenda may shift to focus more on affordability of coverage, consumer protection and consumer information in coming years.

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