In 2014 "mini-meds" or health care policies that feature high deductibles, modest benefits and low annual caps on medical coverage will be banned. Wendell Potter analyzes how many large insurance companies are securing wavers to continue providing the heavily contested, but highly profitable policies.
Laurie Garrett and El'Haum Alavian discuss the challenge, for the world's richest nations, of assisting emerging economies in their transition to self-reliance in obtaining public goods, and finding solutions that guarantee equitable access to health for the entire family of nations.
This Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation report explains the rise in development assistance for health globally and provides a comprehensive picture of the amount of health funding flowing to developing countries.
Peter Orszag writes that if the new Congress is truly concerned about rising health care costs, they should work to deploy the health care act's cost-containment measures fully rather than try to repeal them.
Peter Orszag argues that the health care legislation enacted by Congress earlier this year does many things right. However, lawmakers did miss an important opportunity to shield from malpractice liability any doctors who followed evidence-based guidelines in treating their patients.
International donor support for fighting HIV has flat-lined, yet the United States--the world's largest donor--is under fire from the global community, and domestic political support for Obama administration global health funding is flagging, writes CFR's Laurie Garrett.
The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted on May 21, 2010. The Code "aims to establish and promote voluntary principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment of health personnel and to facilitate the strengthening of health systems."
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.