The Indian Health Insurance Experiment: Can An Expanded Program of Health Insurance Address Problems of Supply?
Professor Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School/Pritzker School of Medicine) kicked off the Spring quarter Davis Lecture series with a description of the Indian Health Insurance Experiment (IHIE), a 11,000 household, randomized trial of health insurance currently underway in Karnataka, India. The IHIE is aimed at assessing whether a demand-side solution—the expansion of India’s Medicaid-like program of subsidized health insurance—can help address the most pressing health care problem in India today: supply. The study follows 11, 000 households, randomized to receive health insurance with varying degrees of financial support, over 2 years, with a focus on utilization and cost. Initial results will be available Fall 2016. Professor Malani is IHIE’s principle investigator, and a leading expert in health economics and law. His lecture detailed IHIE’s research design and significance, and addressed questions related to the development and implementation of a field study of this magnitude. For more lecture details, including media content, please refer to the Michael M. Davis Lecture Series webpage.
JHPPL Volume 41, Issue 2
The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (JHPPL) will be publishing it’s next issue later this month. To subscribe, please refer to JHPPL’s publishing website.
Themed Issue: The Growing Importance of Medicaid & The Important Role of Information-Based Politics
- Denis G. Arnold & Jennifer L. Troyer:
“Does Increased Spending on Pharmaceutical Marketing Inhibit Pioneering Innovation?”
- Cynthia R. Daniels, Janna Ferguson, Grace Howard, and Amanda Roberti:
“Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Policy in the United States”
- Benjamin D. Sommers & Richard Kronick:
“Measuring Medicaid Physician Participation Rates and Implications for Policy”
Report on Health Reform Implementation
- Michael Koetting:
“Medicaid Contradictions: Adding, Subtracting, and Redeterminations in Illinois”
- Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Theda Skocpol, and Daniel Lynch:
“Business Associations, Conservative Networks, and the Ongoing Republican War Over Medicaid Expansion”
Report from the States
- Brad Wright, Andrew J. Potter, and Matthew Nattinger:
“Iowa Wavering on Medicaid: From Expansion to Modernization”