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Will Medicaid gains offset DSH cuts?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program was developed to provide financial assistance for hospitals that care for large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. During the development of [...]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

States opt for lower smoking fees

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows insurance companies to charge smokers up to 50% higher premiums than nonsmokers. However, this study found that most insurance companies are charging much less [...]

September 15, 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 [...]

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Maybe we don’t need the employer mandate

Source: Moresheth (Flickr / Creative Commons) Although written into law in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for employers to provide health insurance has been delayed and modified [...]

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

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