A major objective of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending is to define, quantify, analyze and explain sustainable health spending. Guided by our expert National Advisory Committee (and often working in direct collaboration), we believe we have contributed to this research domain by bringing rigor to a notion too often employed rhetorically. 

We are committed to making important progress in the months and years ahead as the nation grapples with unprecedented debt levels. The resources listed below encapsulate our progress to date:

1. Roehrig, Charles (2016). Correcting for the 2007 MEPS Discontinuity in Medical Condition Spending and Treated Prevalence (pdf), Bureau of Economic Analysis

2. Roehrig, Charles (2016). Technical Notes on Triangle of Painful Choices (pdf)

3. Roehrig, Charles (2013). U.S. Health Spending as a Share of GDP – Where Are We Headed? Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, July 16. /../health-policy-blog/u-s-health-spending-as-a-share-of-gdp-where-are-we-headed

4. Long-Term U.S. Fiscal Crisis: Introduction to Altarum’s Triangle of Painful Choices

5. Roehrig, Charles (2013). Further Thoughts on the Recession and Health Spending. Health Affairs Blog, May 7. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2013/05/07/further-thoughts-on-the-recession-and-health-spending/

6. Roehrig, Charles, Klayman, Douglas, and Robinson, Kristen (2013). Aging Into Disability Beyond 50: The Impact on Labor Force Participation and Earnings (pdf)

7. Levitt, Larry, Gary Claxton, Charles Roehrig and Thomas Getzen (2013).  Assessing the Effects of the Economy on the Recent Slowdown in Health Spending. Kaiser Family Foundation, April 22. http://kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/assessing-the-effects-of-the-economy-on-the-recent-slowdown-in-health-spending-2/

8. Roehrig, Charles and Paul Hughes-Cromwick (2013). A Closer Look at the Slowdown in Health Care Price Inflation. Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, March 19. /../health-policy-blog/a-closer-look-at-the-slowdown-in-health-care-price-inflation

9. Roehrig, Charles (2012). A New Look at the Simpson-Bowles Budget Plan: Implications for Sustainable Health Spending.  Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, October 30. /../health-policy-blog/a-new-look-at-the-simpson-bowles-budget-plan-implications-for-sustainable-health-spending

10. Kaufman, Ken, Charles Roehrig, Paul Hughes-Cromwick and Charles Kim (2012). GDP+0: Prospects and Challenges of Bending the Health Care Cost Curve. Health Affairs Blog, October 16.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/10/16/gdp0-prospects-and-challenges-of-bending-the-health-care-cost-curve/

11. Roehrig, C (2012). U.S. Budget Implications: What If the Massachusetts Health Spending Goal Was Applied Nationally? Goal of GDP+0 Revisited. Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, August 14. /../health-policy-blog/u-s-budget-implications-what-if-the-massachusetts-health-spending-goal-was-applied-nationally-goal

12. Roehrig, C, A Turner, P Hughes-Cromwick, and G Miller (2012). When the Cost Curve Bent – Pre-Recession Moderation in Health Care Spending, New England Journal of Medicine, August 8.  www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1205958

13. Lave, Judith, Paul Hughes-Cromwick, and Thomas Getzen, eds. (2012).  Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget – Symposium. Washington, DC, July 24, 42 pp. /../publications/altarum-center-for-sustainable-health-spending-symposium-sustainable-health-spending-and-the-u-s

14. Roehrig, Charles (2012). Is Health Spending Growth of “GDP+0” Sustainable? Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, June 7.  /../health-policy-blog/is-health-spending-growth-of-gdp-zero-sustainable

15. Roehrig, Charles (2012).  Sustainable Health Spending Under the Ryan Path for Federal Non-Health Spending. Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, April 5.  /../health-policy-blog/sustainable-health-spending-under-the-ryan-path-for-federal-non-health-spending

16. Roehrig, Charles (2012). What is “Sustainable” Health Spending? Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, February 7.  /../health-policy-blog/what-is-%E2%80%9Csustainable%E2%80%9D-health-spending-part-i

17. Roehrig, Charles (2011). What is “Sustainable” Health Spending (Part I)? Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum, December 1.  /../health-policy-blog/what-is-sustainable-health-spending

18. Roehrig, Charles (2017). A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes (pdf), Bureau of Economic Analysis.