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“Everyone Else Ends up Paying the Price”

“When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.” Source: http://401kcalculator.org (Flickr/CC) This quote reflects the idea that hospitals [...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Uninsured [STAT*sheet]

This STAT*sheet, prepared by Anjali Bhatia, details a few facts about the uninsured. Feel free to download and [...]

June 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Insurance Expansion can Improve Compliance

Out-of-pocket healthcare spending has always been an issue for Americans, especially for those with chronic health problems who have an increased need for prescription drugs. Under the ACA, uninsurance rates among patients who used prescription [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA Increased Emergency Department Use

As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health policy experts predicted a decline in ED use, as newly-insured patients would receive care from primary care providers instead of the ED, leading to more efficient and [...]

May 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Access to Specialists Worse with Medicaid

Increase outpatient services and thereby decrease expensive emergency department visits, or so the popular axiom goes. This only works, however, if there are enough outpatient visits to be had. This study by et al. examines the availability of [...]

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Punch to the Gut for Young Americans

Appendicitis is not pleasant. Commonly described as a dull mid-abdominal ache that sharpens as it moves toward the right lower quadrant, it is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Worse than appendicitis, however, are the possible complications [...]

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

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