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Republican health plan seen as a major setback for hepatitis C Medicaid patients

Amid a growing hepatitis C epidemic, federal austerity measures seen as a setback to infection control.  By Sony Salzman It’s been nearly 20 years since Read More

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Who Gained Insurance Coverage in 2014, the First Year of Full ACA Implementation?

Abstract The most significant pieces of the Affordable Care Act (exchanges, subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and individual mandate), implemented in 2014, were associated with sizable gains in coverage nationally that were divided equally between gains in Medicaid and private coverage.

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How Health Navigators Legitimize the Affordable Care Act to the Uninsured Poor

Publication date: Available online 14 January 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Robert Vargas Health navigators are a new health care workforce created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to assist low-income minority populations with acquiring health insurance.

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A Critical Year For The Affordable Care Act [Entry Point]

Although challenges remain, 2016 promises to be a watershed year for the health care law and its supporters.

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Formerly Homeless People Had Lower Overall Health Care Expenditures After Moving Into…

The provision of supportive housing is often recognized as important public policy, but it also plays a role in health care reform.

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High-Cost Populations, The ACA, And More [From The Editor-in-Chief]

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Understanding Patterns Of High-Cost Health Care Use Across Different Substance User Groups…

Substance use contributes to significant societal burdens, including high-cost health care use.

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Access To Care And Affordability Have Improved Following Affordable Care Act Implementation;…

There is growing evidence that millions of adults have gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but less is known about how access to and affordability of care may be changing.

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Several Factors Responsible For The Recent Slowdown In Premium Growth In Employer-Sponsored…

Containing growth in health care spending is important to the long-term fiscal health of the United States.

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In Second Year Of Marketplaces, New Entrants, ACA ‘Co-Ops,’ And Medicaid Plans Restrain Average…

Premiums for health insurance plans offered through the federally facilitated and state-based Marketplaces remained steady or increased only modestly from 2014 to 2015.

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Care for Undocumented Immigrants– Are We Really Waiting for People to Die?

  Care for undocumented immigrants is an important topic that is especially relevant for those practicing medicine in Southern California. When the Affordable Care Act Read More

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U.S. Health Care vs. The World: Another Infographic Showing the Monstrosity that is American…

At this point, I think we can all agree that the American healthcare system has been discussed, dissected, criticized, and compared to just about every other healthcare system on the planet, almost ad nauseum. However, with the first major set of changes from the ACA set to take effect at the beginning of next year (just three and a half months from now), it’s never a bad idea to revisit these issues to reminded of our healthcare inferiority and thus be inspired to make our system better. Or something. The following infographic has been created and circulated by George Washington University’s online MPH program. It was created with data from the WHO’s World Health Statistics 2013 report and compares American economic, health, and healthcare statistics with a handful of other countries

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