Congressional Briefing on Health Care Costs in America

Materials listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent, and can be found in full at the Web address indicated

“The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured.” Cooper, Z., Craig, S., Gaynor, M., and Van Reenen, J. Health Care Pricing Project. May 7, 2018. Available at

“Regulatory Barriers Impair Alignment of Biopharmaceutical Price and Value.” National Pharmaceutical Council. April 17, 2018. Available at

“Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S.: A Review of 2017 and Outlook to 2022.” IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. April 2018. Available at

“Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries.” Papanicolas, I., Woskie, L., and Jha, A. JAMA. March 13, 2018. Available at

“Administrative Costs Associated With Physician Billing and Insurance-Related Activities at an Academic Health Care System.” Tseng, P., Kaplan, R., Richman, B., Shah, M., and Schulman, K. JAMA. February 20, 2018. Available at

“Evaluation of Oregon’s 2012-2017 Medicaid Waiver.” Kushner, J., Kyle, T., Lind, B., Renfro, S., Rowland, R., and McConnel, J. Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness. December 29, 2017. Available at

“Why We Need a Serious Conversation About Health Spending.” Dubois, R. Health Affairs Blog. December 7, 2017. Available at

Health Affairs Launches New Series on Health Spending.” Weil, A. Health Affairs Blog. December 6, 2017. Available at

“Issue Brief 1: Framing the Issue of Affordable Health Care.” The Value Initiative. American Hospital Association. December 2017. Available at

“Factors Associated with Increases in US Health Care Spending, 1996-2013.” Dieleman, J., Squires, E., Bui, A., Campbell, M., Chapin, A., Hamavid, A., Horst, C., Li, Zhiyin, Matyasz, T., Reynolds, A., Sadat, N., Schneider, M., and Murray, C. JAMA. November 7, 2017. Available at

“Paying for Prescription Drugs Around the World: Why Is the U.S. an Outlier?” Sarnak, D., Squires, D., Kuzmak, G., and Bishop, S. The Commonwealth Fund. October 2017. Available at

“Tethered to the EHR: Primary Care Physician Workload Assessment Using EHR Event Log Data and Time-Motion Observations.” Arndt, B., Beasley, J., Watkinson, M., Temte, J., Tuan, W., Sinsky, C., and Gilchrist, V. Annals of Family Medicine. September/October 2017. Available at

“Opportunities to Build Upon Enhanced Competition for Medicines in the Marketplace.” Korn, D. The Catalyst. PhRMA. July 27, 2017. Available at

“Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much.” Rosenthal, E. The New York Times. March 29, 2017. Available at

“The Cost of Caring.” American Hospital Association. February 2017. Available at

“Oregon Health Authority Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program: 2017 Recognition Criteria Technical Specifications and Reporting Guide.” Oregon Health Authority. February 2017. Available at

“Putting the Health of Communities and Populations First.” Goldman, L., Kumanyika, S., and Shah, N. JAMA. October 25, 2016. Available at

“Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients—An Urgent Priority.” Blumenthal, D., Chernof, B., Fulmer, T., and Lumpkin, J. NEJM. September 8, 2016. Available at

“The Lesson of EpiPens: Why Drug Prices Spike, Again and Again.” Rosenthal, E. The New York Times. September 2, 2016. Available at

“Implementation of Oregon’s PCPCH Program: Exemplary Practice and Program Findings.” Gelmon, S., Wallace, N., Sandberg, B., Petchel, S., and Bouranis, N. September 2016. Available at

“The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States: Origins and Prospects for Reform.” Kesselheim, A., Avorn, J., and Sarpatwari, A. JAMA. August 23/30, 2016. Available at

“Why Cross-Country Comparisons on Drug Prices are Misleading.” PhRMA. July 2015. Available at

“Reevaluating ’Made in America’—Two Cost-Containment Ideas from Abroad.” Anderson, G., Willink, A., and Osborn, R. NEJM. June 13, 2013. Available at

“Bringing Down Health Care Costs.” America’s Health Insurance Plans. March 2013. Available at

“It’s the Prices, Stupid: Why the United States is So Different from Other Countries.” Anderson, G., Reinhardt, U., Hussey, P., and Petrosyan, V. Health Affairs.  May 1, 2003. Available at