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The First Five Years of the ACA in Review

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) turned five in March of this year and the authors of this Health Policy Report in The New England Journal of Medicine describe the milestones that the law has reached so far: Source: WhiteHouse.gov Since the [...]

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Elderly and Poor with Limited Options

The 2013 repeal of the CLASS Act, which was intended to provide long term care insurance to millions of participating Americans, means that affordable financing of long term care insurance remains out of reach for many. Currently, the bulk of [...]

June 1, 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

Coverage that Doesn’t Cover It

As a medical student living in Texas, two things are very familiar to me: having uninsured family members and being solicited by said family members for medical advice. Source: Kirt Edblom (Flickr/CC) A few weeks ago, a relative approached me at a [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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