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Health Reform Trends, Research and Analysis Website

This website began in 2009 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being negotiated in Congress. It provides analyses into health care issues in the United States. With the onset of the coronavirus crisis, new posts are being added that address modifications to the ACA that can have a major impact on reducing health care costs for millions, not just to pull through the virus crisis but for longer term as well.

The analyses on this site rely primarily on data provided by non-partisan government agencies, long-established research institutions, and enterprises whose business is to analyze aspects of health care, be it health insurance or hospitals or health care providers. The following two paragraphs date back a number of years but are still valid.

With the aging U.S. population, there will be a significant increase in demand for health care services.  Under the status quo, these demands will place an extremely heavy burden not only on Federal and state governments but on citizens as health care costs continue to rise faster than inflation, wages, salaries, and benefits.

In 2011 there was an increased interest in 2011 on funding issues. In response, the site adds analyses dealing with wealth and income that may provide potential funding sources, not just for health care but to reduce deficits that have grown sharply during the “great” recession. Analyses focusing on income and wealth issues are now noted separately on the “Research-Analysis” tab on this website.

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