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Million Man (and Woman) March

Source: Michael Fleshman (Flickr/CC) Low-income adults are often served by safety-net providers – public hospitals, Federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), and free or low-cost clinics – as opposed to private practice community [...]

June 25, 2012 // 3 Comments

Will Value Based Purchasing Work?

The Premier Pay-for-Performance Demonstration project in Medicare shows a tapering trend of quality improvement both for participating and non-participating hospitals. Perhaps secular trends, not P4P, are responsible for this. The National [...]

June 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Expanding Kids’ Coverage

Public health insurance programs such as Medicaid and CHIP have successfully improved coverage for low-income children and adults. Evidence remains mixed as to the actual health outcomes achieved through these programs. As the time draws near for [...]

June 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

What increases access?

Although the Affordable Care Act will grant Medicaid to nearly 17 million new enrollees, new research suggests that  supply-side reforms are needed to ensure adequate access to health care for both public and private paying patients. The Patient [...]

March 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

Financial Fitness for Medicare Advantage

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”  – Hippocrates Health insurers face a strong incentive to attract and retain [...]

February 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

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