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Looking to Massachusetts for Answers

in 2006 served as a model for the (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 whether the ACA will decrease emergency department [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Double Jeopardy and the Individual Mandate

Source: Keniju (Creative Commons / Flickr) Although studies exist that tout the benefits of the individual mandate on health care costs, data is lacking on how it affects costs for traumatically injured patients. The national costs of treating [...]

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Does Health Insurance Help?

Source: Alan Cleaver (Flickr / Creative Commons) While it has been estimated that 45,000 Americans perish unnecessarily each year due to lack of health insurance, there has been some mixed evidence about the mortality benefit of expanding coverage, [...]

June 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Back of the Envelope

Recently there have been quite few notable* “back-of-the-envelope” calculations. The  included one which estimated how much expanding Medicaid would increase emergency care spending: A back-of-the-envelope calculation, [...]

June 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

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