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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 ineligible for [...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Implications of Health Reform

On March 9, 2017, House Republicans announced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). A week later, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of [...]

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA’s Biggest Winners: Long-Term Uninsured

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the largest expansion of health insurance coverage in the United States in the roughly fifty years since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. However, the ACA differs from prior expansions which largely [...]

February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Come and Take It

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the future of health care in America sits in the crosshairs of Donald Trump and the Republican party. Even in Texas – a state in the heart of conservative America that chose not to expand Medicaid, the ACA [...]

December 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

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