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Why Data on Health-Care Price Variation Doesn’t Itself Solve the Problem

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report on “extreme price variation” in health care services and the limits of consumer information as a solution to the problem.

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Harvard and Growth in Health Care Cost Sharing

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains why recent discussion of Harvard University’s introduction of new health insurance cost sharing measures amounted to “making a mountain out of a mole hill”.

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High Health-Care Prices: More Talk Than Action

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores how price is the major factor that distinguishes the cost of our health care system from those in other developed nations, yet most efforts in the U.S. to address health-care costs don’t focus on price much at all.

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Which Path for Health-Care Politics in 2015?

In his first 2015 column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains why this year, status quo for the Affordable Care Act is not an option and how the Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell will determine its path.

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Medicaid Expansion in Red States

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision on Medicaid expansion via the Affordable Care Act is the latest sign of pragmatism slowly winning over ideology in red states.

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For All the ‘Grubergate’ Talk, Few Americans May Have Listened

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the disconnect between Washington insiders and the public when it comes to attention paid to news stories like “Grubergate”.

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