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Time to Demand Network Adequacy

While the Affordable Care Act was specific about minimum standards for health insurance plans, it was vague in defining adequate access in the Marketplace. Repeal efforts have focused on more insurance plan choices but offered little discussion [...]

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Medicaid Fee Bump Not Improving Outcomes

Can we improve health outcomes for the low-income if we give our physicians more money to treat them? Compared to Medicare and private insurance, Medicaid provides relatively little reimbursement for physician services. A 2017 study examined the [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Medicaid Expansion: An Improved Safety Net

Nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the bulk of the uninsured being low-income individuals. This combination of poverty and the uncertainty over health (or unexpected health [...]

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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