Current News

The Medical Ethics Advisor cites Tobin’s Zack Cooper and Emily Radel on the ethical implications of hospitals suing patients.

February 1, 2022

Prof. Goldsmith-Pinkham: Changes to Medicare that Help Close Racial Gaps in Access to Healthcare

January 24, 2022

Tobin’s Zack Cooper is interviewed by Kate Archer Kent on WPR’s “The Morning Show” on the rise in hospital lawsuits over unpaid medical bills

January 10, 2022

KHN quotes Tobin's Cooper on unaffordable medical costs being a systemic issue that impacts the most vulnerable in our population including surprise bills and medical lawsuits

December 23, 2021

Tobin Researchers campaign to boost vaccinations in communities of color

December 17th, 2021

The Atlantic: "Mask Wearing Is Still Effective Against COVID-19"

December 16, 2021

Bloomberg: The Economic Impacts of Unvaccinated Childcare Workers

December 15, 2021

WSJ: Tobin's Cooper finds that Wisconsin hospitals pursued medical debt collection widely but unevenly; low-income & Black patients disproportionately sued

December 6, 2021

Bloomberg reports on Cooper's research showing Wisconsin hospital collections lawsuits increased by more than a third since 2001 and spotlights the burden on Black residents

December 6, 2021

WSJ: Tobin’s Cooper suggests selecting a narrow-network health plan to lower bills

October 28th, 2021

Prof. Abaluck in NYT: Masks work – Major Masking Study Showcased

September 26, 2021.

NextAdvisor in parentship with Time cites Tobin Research on the Economic Impacts of Losing Unemployment Benefits

September 7, 2021

Tobin Center Supports Pricing Nature Podcast

September 7th, 2021. Part of our emerging climate portfolio, the Tobin Center is supporting Pricing Nature, a podcast that tells a story about the economics, politics, and history of carbon pricing, which many argue should play a critical role in any national climate policy. Pricing Nature features conversations with carbon pricing experts from government, academia, and civil society. 

NYT quotes Tobin’s Cooper on Inconsistent Pricing at Hospitals

August 22th, 2021. Tobin’s Zack Cooper gives his thoughts on new hospital data showing hospital prices negotiated by private insurers. The data shows examples of major health insurers negotiating unfavorable rates for their customers; some insured patients are paying more than the cash rate.

CDC Features Tobin-supported Research on Childcare Provider Vaccine Uptake

August 13th, 2021

NPR: Tobin's Cooper Hospital Merger Cost to Communities, Biden Actions, and Taking "1% steps" for Change

July 20th, 2021

Washington Post: Tobin’s Professor Cooper on Biden Order to Enforce Hospital Price Transparency

July 12th, 2021

New York Times: "Buoyed by Federal Covid Aid, Big Hospital Chains Buy Up Competitors"

May 21st, 2021. The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major hospital networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care. Zack Cooper, a health economist at Yale's Tobin Center, has been researching consolidation (horizontal and vertical) in health care and is interviewed for this New York Times article. Professor Cooper has been advising policy-makers on evidence-based steps for reform to address hospital concentration and rising consolidation in the U.S. as part of his 1% Steps for Health Care Reform Project.

Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton Win NIHCM Award

April 28th, 2021

Spectrum News: Tobin Webtool Brings Nursing Home Risk Data a Live for Public Health Leaders.

April 15th, 2021

NPR: Vaccines at Dollar General Would Boost Access, Equity Shows Tobin-supported Study

April 8th, 2021

Freakonomics Radio: "Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?"

April 7th, 2021. Kidney failure is such a catastrophic (and expensive) disease that Medicare covers treatment for anyone, regardless of age. Since Medicare reimbursement rates are fairly low, the dialysis industry had to find a way to tweak the system if they wanted to make big profits. They succeeded. This podcast includes interviews with Yale's health care economist, Zack Cooper.

McKnight's: New Tobin Resource Helps Nursing Homes Understand, Avoid Infection Risk.

April 7th, 2021

Freakonomics Radio: "How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare"

Marce 31st, 2021. Medicine has evolved from a calling into an industry, adept at dispensing procedures and pills (and gigantic bills), but less good at actual health. Most reformers call for big, bold action. What happens if, instead, you think small? Yale economist, Zack Cooper, discusses the U.S. health system, his research, and the 1% Steps for Health Care Reform Project.

Politico: "The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet"

March 26th, 2021. Politico quotes Yale and Tobin economist Steven Berry regarding Biomass Power

Creating a New Healthcare: “Reducing the Costs of American Healthcare – One Percent at a Time, with Zack Cooper, PhD”

March 25th, 2021. The focus of this interview is on a solution created by Yale Economists to address the rising & unsustainable costs of healthcare in our country. Most of us are aware that healthcare costs are a problem, but our guest today – Zack Cooper – argues the cost of healthcare is actually devastating to American workers & families. This is an extraordinary story of a ‘scholar-activist’ who is reframing the field of healthcare economics and utilizing evidence-based, scientific methodology to build solutions to lower the staggering costs of healthcare.

MarketWatch: "People Don't Shop for Health Care the Way they Shop for Other Services."

March 3, 2021

Scientific American: "Nursing Home Workers Had One of the Deadliest Jobs of 2020"

February 19, 2021