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Lives are Literally at Stake

In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 women die from breast [...]

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Medicaid is a financial boon for hospitals

One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act was to extend coverage broadly across the population: to the sick and uninsurable, to the healthy, and to the poor. A major mechanism to accomplish this was the ACA’s Medicaid expansion which [...]

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

ER visits unchanged after ACA

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to expand coverage to the uninsured and many politicians claimed this would result in lower use of “expensive emergency rooms” for treatment of patients’ acute complaints. This presumption runs counter to [...]

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

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

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