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Decreasing Disparities in Health Coverage

Implemented in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s major coverage expansion was designed to improve the accessibility and affordability of health insurance. Although the ACA’s coverage expansion should decrease disparities in health care [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hospital Quality: The Devil is in the Details

In the debate over health care reform, one of the few issues everyone agrees on is the need for quality improvement (QI). Many believe we should reward the best performers and penalize those that fail to meet quality standards. It seems like a [...]

October 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Disparities due to Pre-existing Conditions

Despite attempts to improve access to care via the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, disparities in health outcomes continue to persist. This study examines some of the causes of racial disparities between blacks and whites; it further [...]

October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nurse Practitioners are not Doctors, They’re Better

In an era of physician shortages and insurance expansion, the American health system is struggling to keep pace with increasing demand from patients. Although the last decade has produced some growth in the number of American medical schools, [...]

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quality Disparities exist between Payers

Although providing health insurance to Americans who didn’t have prior coverage sounds like a good thing; not all insurance provides equal quality of care. Disparities exist in the quality of care specifically with Medicare patients. From facing [...]

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

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