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The Research on Hospital Mergers

September 10, 2019
The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a commissioned study last week citing evidence that hospital mergers and acquisitions reduced patient costs and improved care...
Emergency Departments Surprise Billing

Legislation on Surprise Medical Billing

July 9, 2019
In a story on NPR’s Marketplace about patients who receive surprise medical bills for unknowingly using out-of-network doctors in the emergency room,  Zack Cooper explains...

Research by Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton Driving Bipartisan Legislating

July 9, 2019
Yale News: “The economists’ work exposed the scale of out-of-network billing in emergency departments, explained why it happens, and tested a potential policy solution. Their...
Zack Cooper named Carnegie Fellow

Zack Cooper Named Carnegie Fellow

April 23, 2019
Health economist and ISPS Resident Faculty, Zack Cooper, has just received an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The fellowship, known as the “Brainy Award” gives each recipient a $...
Professor Zack Cooper, Health Economist

Zack Cooper Awarded NIHCM Prize for Outstanding Research

April 22, 2019
Zack Cooper has received the NIHMC annual research award for his paper “The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured.” The paper was co...
February Issue of Health Affairs

Zack Cooper's New Research in Health Affairs

February 28, 2019
Zack Cooper has recently published two papers in Health Affairs: “The Variation in Health Spending Growth on the Privately Insured 2007 - 2014” with Stuart Craig, Charles...

Medicare for All Explained

February 1, 2019
Many Medicare-for-All proposals are being touted by Progressive presidential hopefuls. In a Q&A with Vox, Jacob Hacker explains how one plan could work. “How To Build a...