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Global Budget Cuts Costs but Reduces Access

Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act have increased pressure to contain Medicaid spending, which now accounts for the greatest share of national health expenditures. In 2012, Oregon reformed Medicaid by organizing care delivery into 16 [...]

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Everyone Else Ends up Paying the Price”

“When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.” Source: http://401kcalculator.org (Flickr/CC) This quote reflects the idea that hospitals [...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Don’t Be a Blockhead

Medicaid is the largest single health insurance program in the nation, spending more than $500 billion to serve the most vulnerable people with some of the highest need, including children, pregnant mothers, people with disabilities, the poor and [...]

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Uninsured [STAT*sheet]

This STAT*sheet, prepared by Anjali Bhatia, details a few facts about the uninsured. Feel free to download and [...]

June 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Insurance Expansion can Improve Compliance

Out-of-pocket healthcare spending has always been an issue for Americans, especially for those with chronic health problems who have an increased need for prescription drugs. Under the ACA, uninsurance rates among patients who used prescription [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Home Visits Help the Elderly

A mixed methods study explored the effectiveness of five different home visiting programs on reducing hospitalizations, ED visits, and expenditures among Medicare beneficiaries. These programs use care teams comprised of registered nurses or lay [...]

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

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