About

About

Unexpected medical bills top the list of health care costs that Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford. While the public agrees that surprise medical bills should be a top health care priority, policy solutions have been elusive.

This resource center provides policymakers with a dedicated, independent source of information on ways to address surprise medical bills. Our experts are also available to provide technical assistance and unbiased feedback on your questions about surprise medical bills.

Who We Are

The Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) is composed of a team of nationally recognized experts on private health insurance and health reform. We are based at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute (HPI), and work regularly with a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to conducting research on issues related to health policy and health services. HPI is affiliated with the University’s public policy graduate programs (the McCourt School of Public Policy).

Our Goals

Consistent with our mission and values, CHIR’s goal is to help policymakers protect consumers, promote affordability, and adopt comprehensive surprise medical bill protections. We do so by providing:

  • Comprehensive Online Resources. The resource center will help educate policymakers, provide unbiased educational resources, and share up-to-date research on surprise medical bills.
  • Support to Policymakers. We work directly with policymakers on surprise medical bill issues, help analyze or testify on proposals, and leverage our network to share best practices across states.
  • Public Education. We are available to share our research and analysis at policy briefings, conferences, and webinars.

 This project is made possible with support from Arnold Ventures.