Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality is a government agency whose research provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
Alliance for Health Reform
The Alliance for Health Reform is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts health policy briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington for congressional staff and media. The Alliance also publishes resource books on health policy topics such as health expenditures, assists journalist nationwide to develop articles and broadcasts on health issues, and maintains a source list of hundreds of health care experts.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a federation of labor unions that creates a political voice for workers and represents employees in policy reforms, including health care and employee benefits.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Health Research
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Health Research is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution, located in Washington, D.C. Its research focuses on economics and trade; social welfare; government tax, spending, regulatory, and legal policies; U.S. politics; international affairs; and U.S. defense and foreign policies.
American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association is a national organization that represents all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters.
America’s Health Insurance Plans
The organization is a national trade association that represents members who provide health benefits. The organization conducts research and distributes information to the public on health care financing and delivery.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics under the U.S. Department of Labor reports on a variety of issues, including data on national health expenditures.
Center for Studying Health System Change
The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization that designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities focuses on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center specializes in research and analysis oriented toward policy decisions that policymakers face at both federal and state levels. The Center examines data and research findings and produces analyses designed to be accessible to public officials, other non-profit organizations, and the media.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers several public health programs and produces a broad range of quantitative information, including data on Medicare and Medicaid spending, enrollment, and claims data, and estimates of future spending and program growth. CMS also prepares the annual Health Accounts, which are estimates and projections of national health expenditures.
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization
The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative, a program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides public and private decision-makers with information on health care policy, financing, and market developments.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care, and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minority Americans, and the uninsured.
Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office provides Congress with nonpartisan research and analysis needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for Congressional budget process. Budget documents and supplements or amendments are available on this site.
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care is an online resource from Dartmouth Medical School that makes information about the American health care system, including data on expenditures, available to the public.
Employee Benefit Research Institute
The Employee Benefit Research Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed exclusively to data dissemination, policy research, and education on economic security and employee benefits.
Government Accountability Office
The Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.
Health Care Leadership Council
The Health Care Leadership Council forms CEO-level task forces on health care quality and costs to discuss policy reform options and make legislative and regulatory recommendations.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational whose work in health care emphasizes the beliefs that individuals are best suited to make health care decisions for their families and Congress should reform the system to incorporate patient choice and free-market competition.
National Bureau of Economic Research
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private organization that researches issues related to economic policy, including health economics. NBER analysts have created SAS, SSPS, and STATA versions of some government datasets, including the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation and CMS’ Healthcare Cost Report Information System.
National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health (formerly the Washington Business Group on Health) is a nonprofit organization that represents large employers on health policy, legislation, and regulations.
National Center of Policy Analysis
The National Center of Policy Analysis is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
National Coalition on Health Care
The National Coalition on Health Care is nonprofit, nonpartisan, representative alliance working to improve America's health care. The Coalition brings together large and small businesses, labor unions, consumer groups, religious groups and primary care providers dedicated to the achievement of better, more affordable health care.
Office of Management and Budget
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the executive branch agency that oversees the federal budget. OMB prepares the President’s annual budget proposal, supervises its administration in executive branch departments, and analyzes the budgetary impact of proposed federal legislation. OMB produces summaries of agency budgets as well as data on the overall federal budget.
The RAND Corporation conducts quantitative research on a broad range of national issues, including health economics, disparities, aging, and mental health.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States. They concentrate their grant-making in four areas: to assure that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost; to improve the quality of care and support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and lifestyles and to reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse—tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.
Urban Institute Health Policy Center
The Urban Institute provides data analysis on major health policy topics, particularly insurance coverage, costs and spending, health reform, Medicaid policy, welfare policy, and long-term care, aging and disabilities. Urban Institute research is based on analysis of different datasets, including the federal census data and the Institute’s own National Survey of America’s Families.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents businesses and business associations in matters of national health policy reform. The Chamber puts out publications on issues that impact employers offering health benefits and how these might affect businesses.