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The Connection Between Health Coverage and Income Security

In this column in The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman shows how expanding health coverage and improving economic security for working Americans are connected even though they are often part of separate policy debates.

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How to Think About Higher Growth in Health-Care Spending

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains that just as we should not have expected historically low rates of health spending increases to continue, we should not dramatize a return to higher rates in coming years.

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Medicare and Medicaid at 50 Years: Perspectives of Beneficiaries, Health Care Professionals and Institutions, and Policy Makers

In this article for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Drew Altman and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader William Frist examine the roles the Medicaid and Medicare play in the health system today from the perspectives of the public and beneficiaries, providers, and policymakers, and discusses the challenges they face in the future. The article is accompanied by an audio interview with Altman and Frist, who is a member of the Foundation’s board of trustees.

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A Little-Noticed Win in Global HIV Treatment

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses a recent success in global HIV treatment and how successes may get less attention than they deserve because of prevailing attitudes about the corruption in foreign aid.

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Will the Iran Debate Defuse Partisan Battles Over Obamacare?

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses whether the debate about the Iran deal may bring a respite for the Affordable Care Act from politics as usual, and how long it might last.

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Takeaways From Alaska’s Medicaid Expansion

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses the implications of the governor of Alaska’s decision to move ahead unilaterally with Medicaid expansion.

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