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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

Duty Bound: The Fight Over Medicaid

The success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be challenged by its opponents, including president-elect Donald Trump. While concerns over the ACA Marketplace persist, a growing body of evidence confirms financial stability for hospital [...]

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

The news of 25% rate hikes for health insurance has pundits screaming that the sky is falling for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplaces has. Amid the tumultuous news, people should remember that these rate hikes affect fewer than 3% of [...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

How the ACA Impacted Emergency Room Visits

Prior studies have demonstrated that when previously uninsured patients gain insurance, specifically Medicaid, they visit the emergency department (ED) more frequently. A recent study in Health Affairs analyzed the effect of the Affordable Care [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

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