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New York Times: Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

Posted on 24 Jan 2016
Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was quoted in the New York Times article “Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?” published on January 2nd. On the topic of academic pressure and its connections to depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms, includi

Just Released: Global Health Policy and Economics Handbook edited by Dr. Scheffler

Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Professor Scheffler is the editor of a just released 3-volume Global Health Policy and Economics Handbook through World Scientific Publishing. The official launch was January 3, 2016 at the American Economics Association meeting in San Francisco. To learn more about the handbook, the

Webinar: Is Rate Review the Answer to Lower Health Insurance Premiums?

Posted on 12 Jan 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative hosted a webinar on November 17th, 2015 entitled “Is Rate Review the Answer to Lower Health Insurance Premiums?” The webinar discussed the impact of state-level rate re

New Petris Center Report: State Actions to Promote and Restrain Commercial Accountable Care Organizations

Posted on 27 Oct 2015
“Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), originally developed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are growing—and serve both public and private sector payers. They have the potential to improve health care quality and patient outcomes while achieving cost savings. However,

Looking Behind and Ahead to a 200 Year Future: An Interview with Richard Scheffler, Founder of the Ph.D. program in Health Policy

Posted on 22 Oct 2015
Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was recently interviewed by Hector Rodriguez, Current Chair of the Ph.D. program in Health Policy. In the interview, Dr. Scheffler discusses his decision to found the the Health Services and Policy Analysis PhD program at the UC Berkeley Sc

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration: New Studies Assess Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) after the Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 06 Aug 2015
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration issued an announcement on the release of the “Assessing Accountable Care Organizations: Cost, Quality, and Market Power” special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (volume 40, issue 4). The sp

Europa Press: A US Expert Believes that Spain needs to Reform the Health System to Cope with Aging

Posted on 06 Aug 2015
  “Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley (USA), Richard Scheffler, said that Spain needs to reform its health system towards an integral and coordinated system to cope with the aging of the population and in that way reduce

Health Affairs: States With Stronger Health Insurance Rate Review Authority Experienced Lower Premiums In The Individual Market In 2010–13

Posted on 03 Aug 2015
Press Release: “A new study published today [August 3, 2015] found state-level prior approval authority over individual market health insurance rates were in effect from 2010 to 2013 was associated a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in premiums.The research was publish

Review of Industrial Organizations: Market Power, Transactions Costs, and the Entry of Accountable Care Organizations in Health Care

Posted on 03 Aug 2015
  An article by Petris Center Director Richard M. Scheffler and Christopher Whaley, H. E. Frech III, Benjamin R. Handel, Liora Bowers, and Carol J. Simon was published in the Review of Industrial Organizations journal on July 15, 2015. Abstract “ACOs were promoted in the 20

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