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Higher drug spending lowers other costs

Medicaid expansion has dramatically increased the number of Americans with health insurance. However, many have raised concerns over the costs to federal, state, and local government. It is estimated that the 2013 Medicaid expansion cost a total of [...]

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Docs Earn More with ACA, if State Participates

The Affordable Care Act is paying doctors more through Medicaid expansion. Payments to physicians for hospital stays increased by $3.38 (4.2%) per day. About half of the higher payments were due to better payer mix. This means that uninsured [...]

November 16, 2015 // 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

Obamacare: Cheaper and Better than Health Insurance pre-ACA

Despite scary media headlines about rising health insurance costs due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this study found that 3 in 4 self-employed adults ages 18-64 paid less after-tax on the ACA Marketplaces in 2014 than they paid in 2012. Source: [...]

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

An Ounce of Prevention

The projected benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are based on several central tenants inherent to the law, such as the expected improvement in utilization of cost-saving preventative medicine when access to insurance is increased and cost to [...]

October 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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