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Without Obamacare 18.1 million would be Uninsured

Health care reform under President Obama aimed to decrease the number of uninsured in the United States via passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Though the political implications of the ACA will largely be determined by the outcomes of the [...]

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Time for a Reality Check on Health Insurance

In her keynote address at the Third Annual Policy Prescriptions® Symposium, Elena Marks discusses the challenges of health coverage in a post-ACA world and sprinkles in some knowledge on the social determinants of health. Time for a Reality Check [...]

June 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

ACA is Reducing Disparities in Coverage

A recent study explores health insurance coverage changes for non-elderly Black, White, and Hispanic adults after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Source: Joshua Rappeneker (Flickr/CC) The study answered three different questions. [...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Private Option is as Good as Traditional Medicaid

Recently, a group of physicians renewed their call for a single-payer system to replace the current hodgepodge of programs comprising the United States healthcare “system.” While political discourse among the Democratic presidential candidates [...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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