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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

Does Health Insurance Help?

Source: Alan Cleaver (Flickr / Creative Commons) While it has been estimated that 45,000 Americans perish unnecessarily each year due to lack of health insurance, there has been some mixed evidence about the mortality benefit of expanding coverage, [...]

June 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

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