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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

ACA is Reducing Disparities in Coverage

A recent study explores health insurance coverage changes for non-elderly Black, White, and Hispanic adults after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Source: Joshua Rappeneker (Flickr/CC) The study answered three different questions. [...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Minorities more likely to be Readmitted

Prevention of hospital readmissions serves as one of the primary metrics for quality improvement under the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began levying penalties for hospitals that had 30-day [...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

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 // 1 Comment

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