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Can Family Policies Make A Difference for Fertility and Female Employment Rates?

In recent decades many OECD countries including Germany, the U.S., and other European countries have made changes to their family policies which include paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and per-child …

Financing German Health Care

Former DAAD/AICGS fellow Dr. Dirk Göpffarth of the German Federal Insurance Office in Bonn, Germany and Klaus-Dirk Henke of  the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, recently published a report entitled “The German Central Health …

The Supreme Court’s Decision on Obamacare

Sebastian Beckmann explains the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on health care in the United States.

The U.S. and German Health Care Systems after the Health Care Decision: Not Much Closer

On June 28, the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the controversial requirement for individuals to purchase health …

AICGS Health Care Podcast with Dr. Joachim Roski

AICGS sat down with Dr. Joachim Roski, Executive Advisor in the Division of Advanced Healthcare Analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton, to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pay for performance in the German and U.S. health care systems.

The Momentum of Health Care Reform: UnitedHealth Maintains Consumer Protections

As consumers, insurance companies, and the federal government await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one health insurance provider has stepped up to …

Potentials of linking quality of care with payment systems in the German and U.S. health care systems

With aging populations and rising costs, health care provision is a concern for societies on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., the Affordable Care Act just passed its …

German Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of German health care terms for additional information.

U.S. Health Care Terms

Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of U.S. health care terms for additional information.

Health Care Reform in Germany: 2011 Reform

Overview While the United States Congress passed health care reform in 2010, the German government worked on a less comprehensive reform of its own system. The U.S. reform, enacted by …

Health Care Reform in the United States: The Affordable Care Act

Overview On 23 March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The result of months of political conflict and compromise, this law entails …

Health Care Reform in the U.S. Presidential Election

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed in March 2010, is considered by supporters as one of the president’s culminating achievements to date. The Act has …

The Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court

Background Since its passing in 2010, opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have launched legal challenges on the health care reform on the basis of its constitutionality. …

Issues in the German and U.S. Health Care Systems

The United States faces severe challenges in access to health care, cost effectiveness, equity, and to a lesser extent in coordinating care. Meanwhile, the German system is confronted by problems …

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