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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

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 // 1 Comment

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

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