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The Doctor will see you Now (For $160)

Although the Affordable Care Act sought to expand health insurance to near universal levels, this has not occurred. In the Supreme Court case National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius, the court ruled Medicaid expansion to be optional. [...]

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The cost-reductions built into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are based upon the assumption that as the number of uninsured decreases, the need for federal subsidies to hospitals providing uncompensated care will also [...]

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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