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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

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 [...]

September 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Worked

In Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s Medicaid expansions have drawn particular focus. While not all states accepted these expansions, those that did hoped the additional funding would increase [...]

August 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

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