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Should We Subsidize the Sick?

The projected savings from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not solely from the health care exchanges: a large portion of savings stem from re-allocating medical resources towards the sickest patient populations. By improving the health of the [...]

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The kids may not be alright

As implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues, an estimated 7 to 12 million children will benefit from Medicaid and CHIP expansions. However, the question of access still remains. Will the number of newly insured [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Economic Benefit of Preventing HIV

In May 2014, the CDC released guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for individuals considered high risk for HIV infection: those in relationships with HIV positive partners, those engaged in high-risk sexual behavior, and those with [...]

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Less is More: HIE Prevents Repeat Tests

Health Information Exchange (HIE) lets doctors see all of their patients’ records online, no matter where patients choose to go for care. If a patient has a doctor they really like in one hospital, but wants their labs drawn and prescriptions [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Primary Care 101: Supply and Demand

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans get insured. The hope is that if an individual is insured, he or she is more likely to gain access to primary care. More access to primary care means fewer expensive emergency room [...]

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

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