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Articles by Orlando Sola, MD, MPH

Orlando Sola, MD, MPH
About Orlando Sola, MD, MPH

Orlando Sola is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. He trained at the Institute for Family Health/Mount Sinai Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

An Ounce of Prevention

The projected benefits of the (ACA) are based on several central tenants inherent to the law, such as the expected improvement in utilization of cost-saving preventative medicine when access to insurance is increased and cost to patients is [...]

October 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Should We Subsidize the Sick?

The projected savings from the are not solely from the health care exchanges: a large portion of savings stem from re-allocating medical resources towards the sickest patient populations. By improving the health of the sickest patients with high [...]

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The cost-reductions built into the are based upon the assumption that as the number of uninsured decreases, the need for federal subsidies to hospitals providing uncompensated care will also decrease.  However, 25 states have declined Medicaid [...]

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The welcome mat effect

Image by Kerry Morrison (Creative Commons / Flickr) Immigration status and insurance status: Two social factors that we know determine an individual’s ability to access health care. Yet the question remains, how do these two factors interact? [...]

May 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

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