Victor R. Fuchs, MA, PhDHenry J. Kaiser, Jr., Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus; FSI Senior Fellow and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member
Stanford health economists Karen Eggleston and Victor Fuchs offer an innovative view of the global aging phenomenon in an article published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Read more »
Fuchs publishes perspective on biomedical innovation's role in longevity and value-consciousnessCHP/PCOR Announcement
Stanford Health Policy core faculty Victor Fuchs's commentary New Priorities for Future Biomedical Innovations in the August 19, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine focuses on making biomedical innovation value-conscious and committed to improving older Americans' quality of life. Since the 1950s, survivorship rates of Americans over the age of 65 have more doubled to 81 percent. Biomedical innovation, Fuchs writes, has been vital to this shift but it has also bled our economy-- responsible for health expenditure's 30 year rate of growth that is 2.8% per year more rapid than the rest of the economy. As Americans are living longer and collecting more entitlements that further hurt the economy, Fuchs writes that the United States needs to shift its focus to value-conscious biomedical innovation that aims to improve the quality of life. By being value-conscious in assessing which innovations are worth undertaking, only those that affect quality of care, cost of care and the value of care would be dubbed acceptable
Fuchs publishes collection of articles on health reformCHP/PCOR Announcement
The Stanford Institute for Economic Research (SIEPR) has released a collection of core faculty Victor Fuchs' articles on achieving meaningful health reform in the United States. The group of articles were originally published by national health journals and include Fuchs' take on what steps the Obama Administration must take to create a sustainable health care system. A Collection of Articles on U.S. Health Reform includes a foreword by SIEPR director John Shoven.
Garber and Fuchs join top economists in letter to Congressional leadership about cost control measures necessary in health reformCHP/PCOR in the news
Stanford Health Policy Director Alan Garber and core faculty member Victor Fuchs joined over two dozen economists in a letter to Senator Harry Reid. The economists-- including four Nobel Laureates-- laid out four elements in the current draft bill that they identified as "crucial to health reform." These include (1) deficit neutrality, (2) an excise tax on high insurance premiums, (3) an independent Medicare commission and (4) delivery system reform. Read more »
In letter to President Obama, Garber and Fuchs join top economists urging four elements necessary to control costs in health care legislationCHP/PCOR Announcement
Stanford Health Policy Director Alan Garber, core faculty Victor Fuchs and associate faculty Kenneth Arrow joined two dozen economists in signing a letter to President Barack Obama urging cost controlling measures be included in health care legislation. The four key measures they outlined in their three-page memo are (1) deficit neutrality; (2) an excise tax on high-cost insurance plans; (3) an independent Medicare commission; and (4) delivery system reforms.
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