This study uses commercial health insurance claims data to examine changes in out-of-pocket spending for acute care hospitalization from 2000 to 2013 by patients with insurance coverage from various sources.
This Viewpoint explains how cost sharing in employer-sponsored health insurance plans affects low- and high-wage workers differently and advocates regulatory changes that would both improve health and control costs.
Hendriks et al report the effect of a community-based health insurance program on blood pressure in adults with hypertension in rural Nigeria.
Goldfeld et al compare the patterns of care and quality outcomes observed with Medicare and fee-for-service insurance programs on the care of nursing home patients with advanced dementia. Hall provides an invited commentary.