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Foreshadowing Pitfalls for the Affordable Care Act

Several countries have implemented healthcare systems that seek to attain universal health insurance through private markets. Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already embarked on this journey and can serve as guides for the United [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Looking to Massachusetts for Answers

Massachusetts’ health reform in 2006 served as a model for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many policy experts are closely following the state to estimate what we can expect with the ACA. One important question to policymakers and the public is [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The cost-reductions built into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are based upon the assumption that as the number of uninsured decreases, the need for federal subsidies to hospitals providing uncompensated care will also [...]

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Times Are Not A-Changin’

When President Barack Obama first ran for president in 2008, universal health care seemed like a real possibility. Fast forward seven years later: Employer-sponsored health care is still the main game in town. Has the Affordable Care Act impacted [...]

January 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

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