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ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Will Medicaid gains offset DSH cuts?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program was developed to provide financial assistance for hospitals that care for large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. During the development of [...]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

States opt for lower smoking fees

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows insurance companies to charge smokers up to 50% higher premiums than nonsmokers. However, this study found that most insurance companies are charging much less [...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Perils of Welfare to Work

Millions of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans through Healthcare.gov and thousands more now qualify for state-sponsored Medicaid services in states that decided to expand the Medicaid [...]

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

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