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Implications of the 2018 Midterm Elections

November 16th, 2018

Health care was a central issue in this year’s midterm elections. In the days after the election, many have speculated on what the results mean for U.S. health care policy. Since the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the Democrats took control of the House, some see the next two years as a time […]

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Paying for Poor Choices

October 23rd, 2018

Early this year former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers made a case for taxing sugary drinks and cigarettes to deter individuals from consuming products that lead to obesity and chronic disease. Taxing such products could gain importance as policy makers consider comprehensive coverage policies such as “Medicare for all.” The reason is based both on principle […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index” White Paper

September 27th, 2018

Salt Lake City, September 27, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index,” a white paper that provides a more evidence-based approach for evaluating the performance of each state’s individual market. Since the Affordable Care Act’s passage, health care stakeholders, politicians, and consumers have scrutinized […]

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Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index

September 27th, 2018

Current efforts to effectively understand the individual market are often limited because they take a national rather than state view of the individual market. The individual market’s performance can vary significantly by state and meaningfully evaluating its performance requires a state-by-state examination. We developed the individual market effectiveness index (IMEI) to provide a more nuanced […]

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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why

July 30th, 2018

Many factors, including rising health care costs, the transition to value-based payments, and technological innovations, are causing the health care landscape to change rapidly. Health care entities seeking to understand geographic market-level changes or to expand into new markets not only encounter an increasingly complex environment, but also must contend with the unique dynamics of […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why” White Paper

July 30th, 2018

Salt Lake City, July 30, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why,” a white paper that provides a framework for health care entities to make evidence-based decisions on when, where, and how to start, expand, or invest their business. Amidst a rapidly changing health care environment, a health care market […]

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Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 22nd, 2018

Salt Lake City, June 22, 2018 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 12 research posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA June 24-26, 2018. The Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the premier forum for health services research, with a program designed specifically for health services researchers, […]

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