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ACA Compliant Plans Not More Expensive

A recent study from the National Opinion Research Center examined premium costs of health plans that were non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under exemptions for small-group and individual-market plans. Amidst concerns prior to open [...]

May 30, 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

Four Ways to Improve upon the Affordable Care Act

In a grand effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, U.S. Congressional Republicans have failed in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the understanding that the ACA will remain the law of the land, what can Congress [...]

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Racial Divide Affecting Medicaid Expansion

New research published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law revealed that public support for Medicaid expansion is related to state adoption, but this public support is racialized. Using complex statistical wrangling, the authors [...]

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fixing the Family Glitch

The “Family Glitch” is a problem cited by many policy experts as a substantial flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is how it works: if an individual has a family income between 100-400% of the federal poverty level and is [...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

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