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Obamacare Shields from Financial Harm

In 2005, the 194 members of the World Health Organization, including the United States, committed to achieving universal health coverage as a Sustainable Development Goal. To meet the mark, UHC must not only provide equitable access, but also [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

How Much Should Health Care Cost?

There is no standard for how much healthcare services should cost nationally, so it is difficult to determine if and how much hospitals and clinics overcharge. Insurers do not reimburse the full charges and health care bills may be inflated to [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to Demand Network Adequacy

While the Affordable Care Act was specific about minimum standards for health insurance plans, it was vague in defining adequate access in the Marketplace. Repeal efforts have focused on more insurance plan choices but offered little discussion [...]

November 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Medicaid Fee Bump Not Improving Outcomes

Can we improve health outcomes for the low-income if we give our physicians more money to treat them? Compared to Medicare and private insurance, Medicaid provides relatively little reimbursement for physician services. A 2017 study examined the [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

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