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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

ER Visits Rise after Medicaid Expansion

Does having health insurance make people more likely to visit the emergency department? This question has important implications for ED capacity, quality of care, and future funding models. Chris Yarzab (Flickr/CC) When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [...]

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Worked

In Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s Medicaid expansions have drawn particular focus. While not all states accepted these expansions, those that did hoped the additional funding would increase [...]

August 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Health Spending Growth Slower after ACA

Healthcare delivery and financing in the United States has undergone considerable changes in the past decade, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In addition to providing affordable healthcare coverage to more [...]

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Battle over Medicaid

Over the last several weeks, a common debate on whether Medicaid improves health has reemerged in the context of the Republican health care proposals. Adding to this debate is a recent study of the experience of Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky, [...]

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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