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Primary Care 101: Supply and Demand

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans get insured. The hope is that if an individual is insured, he or she is more likely to gain access to primary care. More access to primary care means fewer expensive emergency room [...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It Costs More to be Poor

Uninsured patients are the most financially vulnerable to hospital charges. Hospitals bill a high charge for medical services, with the expectation that a fraction of that is actually paid by insurance companies. With a large consumer base, [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Doctor-Patient Relationship is Sacrosanct

Oppegaard et al. recently published results from a rigorous randomized-controlled trial comparing an in-person follow-up to home self-assessment after a medical abortion. They found that home self-assessment after early medical abortion is safe. [...]

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Protecting Babies and Women’s Rights

Does protecting abortion rights paradoxically lower infant mortality rates? A new study from Health Affairs examined trends in US infant death rates between1960–1980, and though the hypothesis is provocative, the study’s level of evidence is [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Looking to Massachusetts for Answers

Massachusetts’ health reform in 2006 served as a model for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many policy experts are closely following the state to estimate what we can expect with the ACA. One important question to policymakers and the public is [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

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