The Domestic Health Policy Analysis Program is a central component of the Center for Health and Biosciences. The Baker Institute is across the street from the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the nation’s largest medical complex. Drawing on the expertise of both Rice University and the TMC, this program offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to address issues of growing concern, including options for controlling skyrocketing medical costs, improving access to health care and managing the growing burden of diseases such as cancer and obesity. The program also provides objective analyses of health care reform proposals. The Domestic Health Policy Analysis program performs data-driven examinations of a wide variety of topics, including national health care reform, health care quality and efficiency, children’s health, health insurance coverage and complex medical technologies.