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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

Elderly and Poor with Limited Options

The 2013 , 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 nursing home care is [...]

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 delivered by US hospitals. A recent study investigated quality of care measures and racial/ethnic [...]

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 // 1 Comment

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