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New toolkit -- Solving the physician shortage

A shortage of more than 90,000 physicians is predicted to occur within the next 10 years—including 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and specialists.

This toolkit, written by Beeta Rasouli of the Alliance, provides links to an array of resources describing numerous challenges to assuring an adequate physician workforce and some proposed solutions. Includes concise background, experts with contact information, and helpful websites. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

To download, click here.


Webcast: The Emerging Biosimilars Market

Watch the webcast of our June 20 panel discussion on biosimilar biological medications.

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Open Enrollment Preview: Checking the Vitals of the Marketplaces

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces rely on robust competition to control costs and to provide consumer choice. But the decisions of several large insurers to scale back their 2017 marketplace participation, and the failure of many health insurance co-ops will leave marketplace shoppers in many states with fewer choices than they had in 2016. Furthermore, those insurers remaining in the exchanges have often found their marketplace customers to be less healthy than they projected, and they are raising premiums in response. Our briefing focuses on these trends, what they mean for the long-term viability of the marketplaces, and what public policy steps can be taken to bring more healthy people into the risk pool and to encourage insurer participation in the individual market.

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