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Medicaid Expansion: An Improved Safety Net

Nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the bulk of the uninsured being low-income individuals. This combination of poverty and the uncertainty over health (or unexpected health [...]

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

By ‘n By Hard Times Comes A-Knocking

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped people living in low-income areas of Kentucky, reducing income-related health disparities. Specifically, people living in zip codes with the highest concentrations of poverty reported the largest improvements in [...]

July 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

“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

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