Six burning questions healthcare leaders have about ACOs

  • August 11, 2014

If you ask healthcare leaders what they think about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), you won’t be short on answers.  From high hopes to cautious optimism to worry and skepticism, the full gamut of feelings is there. The amount of buzz…

Athan G. Bezaitis

Informing the next generation of Accountable Care Organizations

  • June 27, 2014

Some of the biggest buzz in health reform lies in the potential that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have to help to reduce costs, improve care, and move away from fee-for-service to population-based payment. But questions remain as to whether or not…

Community-clinic integration: An emerging strategy to promote healthy lifestyles

  • July 30, 2013

In the national battle against obesity, community-clinic integration is an emerging and promising strategy to promote healthy lifestyle change. Brian Raymond, MPH tells the story: Community-clinic integration describes partnerships between health care delivery systems and community organizations and services to…

A few cautions about exchanges

  • January 11, 2011

The health benefit exchanges outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are a necessary foundation for market-based reform of the health care financing and delivery system. At least in theory, exchanges embody the type of market structure…


Murray Ross: “There’s no effective substitute for the mandate”

  • June 12, 2010

This interview is part of KHN’s video series “Supreme Uncertainty: What’s Next After The Court Rules,” which solicits views from public officials and policy experts about the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the health law and its implications for the…