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High Deductible Health Plans

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) looks at high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), in which the annual deductible is $1,300 for an individual and $2,600 for a family. An estimated 25 percent of Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage are enrolled in HDHPs, as compared to 4 percent a...
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African Americans: College Majors And Earnings

A new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that African Americans are highly concentrated in majors related to human services and community organization occupations. The report indicates that they are underrepresented in the number of degree holders in college majors with the fastest-growing, highest-paying occupations—STEM, health and business. The report can...
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Recommendations To Improve Long-Term Care Financing

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) offers initial recommendations to help address financing of long-term services and supports (LTSS). Later, BPC will address additional recommendations for new approaches to finance LTSS and also to reform LTSS delivery and improve integration of care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations.  The...
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Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact On Cost And Quality

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) released its latest report highlighting new evidence that links the patient-centered medical home with lower costs and improved health care quality. “The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality: Annual Review of Evidence 2014-2015” describes 30 initiatives from around the country that measured cost and utilization of services,...
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No Pell Grant shortfall until 2022

  An analysis the Congressional Budget Office’s latest ten year budgetary projections by the Committee on Education Funding finds that a shortfall in Pell Grant funding is unlikely until at least 2022 due to lower than expected future program costs. A chart outlining projected Pell program costs and revenue can be found here: http://static.politico.com/58/54/1e771efc4048a3fdc206248df6f5/pell-grant-shortfall-analysis.pdf...
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