The Health Insurance Reform Project (HIRP) was a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization at the George Washington University, founded in 1995 to foster improvements in health insurance and health care. The papers developed by HIRP staff and consultants were intended to stimulate discussion of emerging trends and policy proposals. As a courtesy to the health policy community, selected papers published by HIRP from 1995 to 2007 are available here. From 2005 through 2012, HIRP was home to the "Rapid Learning Health System" project, supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Administering a Medicaid + Tax Credits Initiative
HIRP and NASHP / Project Report — February 28, 2007
Chronic Care Improvement in FFS Medicare: Cosmetic or Transforming?
HIRP Research Brief No. 13 — May 2004
Federal Health Web Sites: Current & Future Roles
HIRP Research Brief No. 12 — September 2002
Quality Incentives for Medicare + Choice Plans
HIRP Research Brief No. 11 — August 2002
Strategies to Improve Consumer Health Information Services
HIRP Research Brief No. 10 — January 2002
Health Insurance Tax Credits for Workers: An Efficient and Effective Administrative System
HIRP Research Brief No. 9 — September 2001
Affordable Health Benefits for Workers without Employer Coverage
HIRP Research Brief No. 8 — February 1998
Consumers, Gag Rules, and Health Plans: Strategies for a Patient-Focused Market
HIRP Research Brief No. 7 — May 1997
Paradigm Shifts in Medicare Reform
HIRP Research Brief No. 6 — April 1996
Medicare Reform: A Model for National Healthcare Reform?
HIRP Research Brief No. 5 — April 1996
Medicare in a Consumer-Choice Environment: Competitor or Residual Program?
HIRP Research Brief No. 4 — January 1996
Why Not the Best for the Chronically Ill?
HIRP Research Brief No. 3 — January 1996
Reengineering Medicare: From Bill-Paying Insurer to Accountable Purchaser
HIRP Research Brief No. 2 — June 1995
Pharmacy Benefit Management: The Right Prescription?
HIRP Research Brief No. 1 — April 1995