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It Costs More to be Poor

Uninsured patients are the most financially vulnerable to hospital charges. Hospitals bill a high charge for medical services, with the expectation that a fraction of that is actually paid by insurance companies. With a large consumer base, [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Give the people what they want

Under the Affordable Care Act, eligibility for Medicaid benefits was expanded to include low-income childless adults. This provision has proven to be immensely controversial, however, and 23 states have refused to accept it*. A survey published in [...]

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Who’s Responsible for Decreased Health Care Spending?

A recent study explored whether there is a relationship between the healthcare spending of uninsured individuals – sorted by citizenship status – prior to and during the Great Recession using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) database. [...]

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

ACA Progress Report: What has changed so far?

The first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, with 8 million Americans enrolled by the deadline. The marketplace re-opens in November, though individuals can register at any time if they lose insurance because of a [...]

August 11, 2014 // 2 Comments

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