As Medicare celebrates 50 years since its signing into law by President Lyndon Johnson, experts look at the challenges facing the program today. While cost and other reforms are foremost in many policymakers' minds, experts caution that reforms need to keep the program's intended beneficiaries i
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31 Jul 2015
This spotlight takes a look at the history of Title I, how the program has changed over time, and how it affects children, schools, families and education policy. Experts weigh in on the program's past and future in interviews, briefs, and blogs.
5 Mar 2015
Public awareness of patient safety issues – from surgical errors to miscommunications and misdiagnoses – has grown dramatically. The greatest advances in safety encourage patient engagement, systems improvement, more effective communication and better risk assessment.
5 Feb 2015
AIR designed the Health Insurance Literacy Measure survey to better understand which areas Americans need more assistance and education. In a recent round of surveys, we found participants correctly answered 60 percent of knowledge and skills questions on average. While many could define “premium” (81 percent), far fewer could describe an HMO (50 percent). Want to test your knowledge? Answer this sampling of questions.
4 Feb 2015
President Obama’s proposed federal budget would increase funding for many education initiatives, programs for homeless veterans and disabled workers, technology training for teachers, and other programs. What does research and evidence say about these programs' effectiveness and value?