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Medicaid Fee Bump Not Improving Outcomes

Can we improve health outcomes for the low-income if we give our physicians more money to treat them? Compared to Medicare and private insurance, Medicaid provides relatively little reimbursement for physician services. A 2017 study examined the [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Progress Remains in Jeopardy

Since first evaluated in 2014, gains in health insurance coverage and improvement in health care access and affordability have continued through the first quarter of 2017. These gains are particularly striking among low- and moderate-income [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Medicaid Expansion: An Improved Safety Net

Nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the bulk of the uninsured being low-income individuals. This combination of poverty and the uncertainty over health (or unexpected health [...]

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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. Chris Yarzab (Flickr/CC) When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [...]

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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