A generation of healthcare in the United States: Has value improved in the last 25 years?
Jeffrey Selberg is a Senior Advisor with the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Bradley Sawyer, Cynthia Cox, Marco Ramirez, Gary Claxton, and Larry Levitt are with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Measuring the value of the U.S. healthcare system – and particularly assessing whether it has improved or worsened – is not a straightforward task. The evaluation […]

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Animated Video: Health of the Healthcare System

Animated Video: Health of the Healthcare System

An Educational Video

Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Health of the Healthcare System is a diagnostic look at the state of our healthcare system. How does the U.S. healthcare system compare to health systems of other high-income countries, and how has it fared over time? Kaiser Health News and former-NPR reporter, Julie Rovner, takes us […]
A look at how the opioid crisis has affected people with employer coverage

A look at how the opioid crisis has affected people with employer coverage

With deaths from opioid overdose rising steeply in recent years, and a large segment of the population reporting knowing someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, the breadth of the opioid crisis should come as no surprise, affecting people …

What do we know about social determinants of health in the U.S. and comparable countries?

What do we know about social determinants of health in the U.S. and comparable countries?

This collection of charts explores international comparisons of social, environmental, and economic factors that influence health but are in some respects outside the control of the health system. Relative to similarly wealthy countries, the U.S. has worse life expectancy, mortality, …

What do we know about people with high out-of-pocket spending?

What do we know about people with high out-of-pocket spending?

This chart collection explores the distribution of out-of-pocket spending among people with large employer coverage using the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database. We examine trends in out-of-pocket spending by people with employer coverage from 2005 to …

What are the current costs and outcomes related to mental health and substance abuse disorders?

What are the current costs and outcomes related to mental health and substance abuse disorders?

This collection of charts (updated July 31, 2017) explores trends in the prevalence, outcomes, costs, and access to care associated with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the United States and comparably wealthy countries. A related brief offers discussion …