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A leading journal in its field, and the primary source of communication across the many disciplines it serves, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law focuses on the initiation, formulation, and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health—past, present, and future.

Tracking Health Reform
This section provides useful information for practitioners, stakeholders, and academics involved in national- and state-level health reform legislation, regulation, implementation, and policy evaluation in the United States. The section typically publishes shorter papers (4,000 to 4,500 words) that tend to be qualitative, often case analyses, and widely accessible to practitioner, journalistic, and academic readers.

Beneath the Surface
This section analyzes, unpacks, and challenges empirical claims, theoretical assumptions, taken-for-granted terms and concepts in health policy debates and literature to promote a better understanding of health policy realities. The section typically publishes shorter papers (3,000 words).

Social Media
Our social media platforms engage the JHPPL community in ongoing conversation about health politics, policy, and law, continuing discussions begun in the journal and enabling real-time immersion in current issues and debates. For further information, contact JHPPL's social media editor, Harold A. Pollack, at

The journal is affiliated with the following organizations:

American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Legal Medicine
American Health Planning Association
American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Health Law Section, American Bar Association
International Health Economics Association
Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association
Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
National Academy of Social Insurance
Organized Section on Health Politics and Policy, American Political Science Association

Members of these organizations receive a discount on individual subscriptions.

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