ER Visits Rise after Medicaid Expansion

Does having health insurance make people more likely to visit the emergency department? This question has important implications for ED capacity, quality of care, and future funding models. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, differing opinions emerged about how it might affect ED … Continue reading

Insurance is a Lifeline for Americans

Throughout the recent debates surround health reform, the question about the value of health insurance continues to arise. Republican policy proposals would have left an estimated 20 to 24 million more people without insurance than under the Affordable Care Act leading many people opposed to the … Continue reading

That’s where the money is

When asked why he robbed banks, the famous robber Wille Sutton supposedly said: “Because that’s where the money is.” End-of-life medical spending has long attracted attention from healthcare policymakers for the same reason. Medicare spends a quarter of its budget on people in their last year … Continue reading