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Should We Subsidize the Sick?

The projected savings from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not solely from the health care exchanges: a large portion of savings stem from re-allocating medical resources towards the sickest patient populations. By improving the health of the [...]

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The kids may not be alright

As implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues, an estimated 7 to 12 million children will benefit from Medicaid and CHIP expansions. However, the question of access still remains. Will the number of newly insured [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Primary Care 101: Supply and Demand

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans get insured. The hope is that if an individual is insured, he or she is more likely to gain access to primary care. More access to primary care means fewer expensive emergency room [...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It Costs More to be Poor

Uninsured patients are the most financially vulnerable to hospital charges. Hospitals bill a high charge for medical services, with the expectation that a fraction of that is actually paid by insurance companies. With a large consumer base, [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

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