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Access to Care

The Country Nurse

A recent study published in Medical Care examined the relationship of geographic accessibility to primary care providers. Data derived from the 2013 Area Health Resource File, which provides a comprehensive data on a broad range of health resources [...]

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

How strongly does coverage affect access?

With the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act extending coverage to citizens with income less than 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL), it was hoped that the newly insured would have greater access to healthcare, thereby improving [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Higher drug spending lowers other costs

Medicaid expansion has dramatically increased the number of Americans with health insurance. However, many have raised concerns over the costs to federal, state, and local government. It is estimated that the 2013 Medicaid expansion cost a total of [...]

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Decreasing Disparities in Health Coverage

Implemented in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s major coverage expansion was designed to improve the accessibility and affordability of health insurance. Although the ACA’s coverage expansion should decrease disparities in health care [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

An Ounce of Prevention

The projected benefits of the Affordable Care Act (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 [...]

October 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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