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Articles by Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH

Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH
About Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH

Kyle Fischer is a practicing emergency physician in Maryland. He received a combined MD/MPH from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Drexel University. Dr. Fischer possesses legislative health policy experience in both the Wisconsin and Maryland state legislatures and the United States House of Representatives. Broadly, his interests lie in health system and payment reform, integration of public health measures into emergency care as well as targeted interventions of high-risk populations, particularly victims of violent injury. Of note, he participates as the policy liaison for the National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs. He is currently a health policy fellow in the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine and tweets at @KBFischer. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | More Posts

Medicaid Expansion: An Improved Safety Net

Nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the bulk of the uninsured being low-income individuals. This combination of poverty and the uncertainty over health (or unexpected health [...]

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA’s Biggest Winners: Long-Term Uninsured

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the largest expansion of health insurance coverage in the United States in the roughly fifty years since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. However, the ACA differs from prior expansions which largely [...]

February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Medicaid is a financial boon for hospitals

One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act was to extend coverage broadly across the population: to the sick and uninsurable, to the healthy, and to the poor. A major mechanism to accomplish this was the ACA’s Medicaid expansion which [...]

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nurse Practitioners are not Doctors, They’re Better

In an era of physician shortages and insurance expansion, the American health system is struggling to keep pace with increasing demand from patients. Although the last decade has produced some growth in the number of American medical schools, [...]

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

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