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Double Jeopardy and the Individual Mandate

Source: Keniju (Creative Commons / Flickr) Although studies exist that tout the benefits of the individual mandate on health care costs, data is lacking on how it affects costs for traumatically [...]

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

EDs Are Profitable, But Just Barely

Source: Dave Dugdale (Creative Commons / Flickr) Wilson and Cutler analyzed several large databases to calculate the profit margin for all 120 million ED visits in the United States in 2009. The [...]

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Health Policy Journal Club

Please join us for our July Health Policy Journal Club hosted in the Ben Taub Emergency Center! Who: You! and anyone else interested in the topic What: “Primary care access for new patients [...]

July 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cost-sharing sweet spot

Value-based insurance designs (VBID) provide cost incentives to encourage individuals to utilize certain highly effective medications in order to cut costs while improving quality and health [...]

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

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