Backgrounders

Our backgrounders are intended to help journalists, and others, understand the context and current available evidence on specific health policy issues in just a few, brief pages.

Backgrounders do not provide a viewpoint or opinion on a topic, but rather, detail the history of an issue and highlight why the issue is of importance today.  They also point the reader to the most reliable, balanced research, so that they may pursue the topic in more depth or fact-check the key details easily.

AGING POPULATION AND
ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT
HEALTHCARE COSTS AND SPENDING
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PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT SOLUTIONS
TO FUNDING AND DELIVERY
HEALTH IS MORE THAN HEALTHCARE
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PATIENT FINANCING OF HEALTHCARE
(THE PATIENT PAYS)
MORE CARE IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER
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SUSTAINABILITY WAITING FOR CARE
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PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY MENTAL HEALTH
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OBESITY INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
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