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Federal government, states unprepared for infectious outbreak

The United States is woefully underprepared for potential future disease outbreaks, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program focuses on how data can improve health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information.

Does coordinated care also drive up its cost?

The desire to better coordinate the delivery of healthcare services may also drive up the cost of that care, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

Prescription drug tiers can't handle all budget woes, study shows

Over the years, insurers have tried--with varying degrees of success--to rein in prices and moderate the costs of prescription  drugs. But to ensure consumers can afford speciality tier drugs, a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation recommends payers team up with state and federal regulators to combat the soaring prices.

Hospitals stand to lose $167B in non-Medicaid expansion states

Hospitals in the 24 states that didn't expand Medicaid will lose $167.8 billion in additional funding to offset cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement under healthcare reform, an analysis...

Report: Higher premiums found in less competitive markets

The less competitive a health insurance market is, the higher the premium rates are, according to a report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Report: Premiums differ from urban, rural areas

People living in rural states have access to fewer insurance plans and higher premiums compared to consumers in the rest of the country, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

ACA hasn't boosted number of new patients at doctor offices

Even though the number of sign-ups during the open enrollment for healthcare exchanges increased throughout the first half of 2014, the number of patients going into doctors' offices hasn't, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. 

Despite enrollment boost, health reform hasn't increased doctor visits

The first five months of 2014 haven't brought more patients into doctors' offices, despite a large increase in sign-ups for health insurance exchanges, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. In fact,  there was a slight drop in percentage of total new-patient visits compared to the same period last year.

New program tracks ACA's effect on hospitals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will collaborate with 24 state hospital associations to track the Affordable Care Act's  effect on inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.