Stronger Push Needed for Preventive Care

The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage and patient protections but failed to make health care affordable, with health spending now nearly 20% of U.S. GDP and growing. One aspect of the ACA that aimed to improve access and cut costs was the little-known mandate requiring all private insurers to … Continue reading

ER Visits Rise after Medicaid Expansion

Does having health insurance make people more likely to visit the emergency department? This question has important implications for ED capacity, quality of care, and future funding models. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, differing opinions emerged about how it might affect ED … Continue reading

Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Worked

In Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s Medicaid expansions have drawn particular focus. While not all states accepted these expansions, those that did hoped the additional funding would increase coverage among their poor and medically underserved … Continue reading

Health Spending Growth Slower after ACA

Healthcare delivery and financing in the United States has undergone considerable changes in the past decade, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In addition to providing affordable healthcare coverage to more individuals, the ACA has impacted economic growth and … Continue reading