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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

ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% while the number of EDs decreased by 6%. This has led [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Insuring Our Nations Veterans

Photo courtesy the City of North Charleston, SC (Creative Commons / Flickr) Myth: All United States military veterans receive health insurance. Fact: More than 1.5 million U.S. veterans were uninsured in 2010. A recent article in the American [...]

April 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

LGBT Insurance Disparities

Image: May Young (Flickr / Creative Commons) Legal marriage for same-sex (SS) adults is currently recognized by 16 states and the District of Columbia. An additional 3 states grant civil unions, but the remaining states have banned SS marriage [...]

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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