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Arielle Kane

Arielle Kane is the director of health care at PPI. Her research focuses on what comes next for health policy in order to expand access, reduce costs and improve quality. Specifically, she focusses on how innovation in health care can help meet the goals of the triple aim. Prior to joining PPI, she worked at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions where she researched provider issues, including conducting a survey of health system CEOs on the future of health care; policy issues, including analysis of the recent tax overhaul; and managed a weekly newsletter which provided updates and analysis on health policy and industry news. Arielle also worked in Oregon politics prior to moving to Washington, DC. Arielle received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, DC with her bulldog, Hank.



By / 5.21.2020

Fears about the novel coronavirus, the economy, and prolonged self-isolation are taking a toll on Americans and is making us sick. Calls to the federal mental health crisis hotline have increased 900 percent compared this time last year. Telehealth provides an opportunity for Americans to access mental health and essential primary care providers from their […]


By / 5.15.2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had profound social and economic consequences but it also has moved the national health care debate beyond the narrow focus on universal coverage, to a larger question of how to address the disparities which underlie disease. We’ve seen the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on underserved populations. Former Governors John […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 4.26.2020

Fears about the novel coronavirus, the economic meltdown, and prolonged self-isolation are taking an emotional toll on Americans. Calls to the federal mental health crisis hotline are 900 percent greater than this time last year. In normal times, one in five American adults deals with mental health issues. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder; 6.8 million people in the […]


By and / 4.24.2020

PPI, R Street Institute, and the Alliance for Connected Care discuss the potential of telehealth to reach patients where they are — at home. Courtney Joslin, Krista Drobac and Michael Mandel shared how the Trump administration has reduced barriers to accessing telehealth, and what states can do to increase access to telehealth services during the […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 4.20.2020

Covid-19 is hitting the United States harder than any other country in the world. Roughly 41,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus and more than 50,000 Americans have been hospitalized. Some experts estimate millions more could be hospitalized before the disease runs its course. Each Covid-19-related hospitalization costs between $30,000-$72,000 per person. However, it […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 4.6.2020

The Trump administration prepares for the best instead of the worst. During a period of economic growth, instead of preparing for an inevitable downturn, the administration pushed through large tax cuts that benefited corporations and the wealthiest individuals, driving up federal deficits. And after the Ebola outbreak subsided, rather than preparing for a new global health […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 4.1.2020

In order to save lives and mitigate the impacts of the economic shutdown, there is an acute need for national direction to orchestrate and coordinate medical supply production — and it needs to happen quickly. When the U.S.N.S. Comfort sailed past the Statue of Liberty most Americans felt something — whether it be pride or […]