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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

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

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

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

Elderly and Poor with Limited Options

The 2013 repeal of the CLASS Act, which was intended to provide long term care insurance to millions of participating Americans, means that affordable financing of long term care insurance remains out of reach for many. Currently, the bulk of [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Carrying the Big Stick in Health Policy

In 2004, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) launched the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program, which would publicly report quality of care delivered by US hospitals. A recent study investigated quality of care measures and [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

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