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Insights / Podcast episodeMar 25, 2021

Incentives and the Race to Vaccinat‪e‬

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Joshua Gottlieb, David Pitrak
With COVID-19 variants proliferating, administering vaccines as quickly as possible is a key policy priority....
Topics:  Health care, COVID-19
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Watch: Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine Availability

  Read Unedited Transcript In a new working paper, Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeDec 17, 2020

A Vaccine for Billions

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Kremer, Canice Prendergast
The economic benefits of ending the COVID-19 pandemic even one day earlier are enormous. Michael...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeDec 03, 2020

Pre-existing Confusion: The US Health Insurance System

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Stacy Lindau
The American health insurance system is complex, politically divisive, in need of reform, and facing...
Topics:  Health care, COVID-19
Insights / Podcast episodeOct 08, 2020

Deep Dive Series – The Health Care Conundrum, Part 2

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Stacy Lindau, Neale Mahoney, David Meltzer, Kenneth Polonsky
The US pays roughly twice as much per person for healthcare as other wealthy nations....
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeSep 24, 2020

Deep Dive Series – The Health Care Conundrum, Part 1

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Pietro Tebaldi
The global pandemic has revealed critical gaps and weaknesses in the US health care system....
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Podcast episodeJul 30, 2020

Episode 16: How to Price a Vaccine?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Katherine Baicker, Richard Thaler
Under both pandemic and economic stress, how will the market perform when it comes to...
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
Insights / Research BriefDec 10, 2019

Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits

When politicians and policymakers worry about the cost of health care, the affordability of prescription medications is often front and center. Given the present focus on prescription drug costs, it may surprise some readers to learn that medications were not included in the original Medicare program enacted in 1965; there were not enough expensive drug treatments to concern policymakers. Indeed, it was nearly 40 years until drug benefits were finally included in Medicare coverage in 2006.
Topics:  Health care