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Dr. Scheffler’s Op-Ed on Front Page of New York Times Website: “States Can Contain Health Care Costs. Here’s How”

Posted on 02 May 2016
An op-ed by Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler and Dr. Sherry Glied, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, was featured on the front page of the New York Times website today (May 2nd, 2016). Entitled “States Can Contain Health Care

Dr. Fulton Provides Testimony on Proposed Anthem Inc. – Cigna Corp. Merger

Posted on 05 Apr 2016
On March 29th, Dr. Fulton provided testimony to the California Department of Insurance on the proposed Anthem Inc. – Cigna Corp. merger, discussing the potential impact of a merger on the market, including on health insurance premiums. Dr. Fulton’s testimony was covered by

Dr. Scheffler and Dr. Fulton Testify on the Potential Health Net-Centene Merger

Posted on 27 Feb 2016
In January, Dr. Scheffler and Dr. Fulton testified in Sacremento in front of the California Department of Insurance at the hearing on the proposed Health Net-Centene merger. Drs. Scheffler and Fulton discussed the potential impact of the merger on market competition. The full video of

Petris Center Hosting Visiting Scholar Dr. Robert Berenson

Posted on 19 Feb 2016
The Petris Center is hosting visiting scholar Dr. Robert Berenson from the Urban Institute for several months in Spring 2016. Dr. Berenson has worked at the Urban Institute as a fellow since 2003, where he conducts research and provides policy analysis primarily on health care deliver

Richard Scheffler Honored at Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 14th Annual Authors Dinner

Posted on 15 Feb 2016
Petris Center Director Richard Scheffler was honored at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 14th Annual Authors Dinner on February 6th, a celebration of the Bay Area’s literary community. Dr. Scheffler was honored alongside Dr. Stephen Hinshaw for their work on the bo

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,

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