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Arkansas Weighs Plan To Make Some Medicaid Enrollees Fund Savings Accounts By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2014 If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those that don’t may have to pay more of the cost […]

Health Care Spending Slowdown: The Consumer Paradox By Al Dobson, Ph.D., Gregory Berger, M.P.P., Kevin Reuter, Phap-Hoa Luu, M.B.A. and Joan E. DaVanzo, Ph.D., M.S.W. Dobson/DaVanzo, Report prepared for the Federation of American Hospitals, July 23, 2014 In recent reports we have outlined the continuing historic slowdown in the growth rate of health care spending […]

KFF update on Medicare out-of-pocket spending

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How Much Is Enough? Out-of-Pocket Spending Among Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook By Julliette Cubanski, Christina Swoope, Anthony Damico and Tricia Neuman Kaiser Family Foundation, July 21, 2014 As part of efforts to rein in the federal budget and constrain the growth in Medicare spending, some policy leaders and experts have proposed to increase Medicare premiums […]

Beyond Obamacare: Universalism and Health Care in the Twenty-first Century By A. W. Gaffney New Politics, Summer 2014 Among those working towards more fundamental health care change (for instance, as I’ll discuss below, a single-payer system), an assessment of the overall impact of the ACA is a frequent cause for disagreement. Is the law a […]

ACA and racial and ethnic disparities

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Barriers to Care in an Ethnically Diverse Publicly Insured Population: Is Health Care Reform Enough? By Call, Kathleen T. PhD; McAlpine, Donna D. PhD; Garcia, Carolyn M. PhD, MPH, RN; Shippee, Nathan PhD; Beebe, Timothy PhD; Adeniyi, Titilope Cole MS; Shippee, Tetyana PhD Medical Care, August 2014 Abstract Background: The Affordable Care Act provides for […]

Money, Sex, and Religion — The Supreme Court’s ACA Sequel By George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., Theodore W. Ruger, J.D., and Jennifer Prah Ruger, Ph.D., M.S.L. The New England Journal of Medicine, July 16, 2014 The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case is in many ways a sequel to the Court’s 2012 decision […]

Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients By Hannah Guzik California Health Report, July 14, 2014 Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal. The drop in […]

A Business Case for Universal Healthcare: Improving Economic Growth and Reducing Unemployment by Providing Access for All By David Sterret, Ashley Bender, David Palmer American University, Health Law & Policy Brief, Spring 2014 From the Introduction This report will illustrate that the United States economy is currently hampered in numerous ways by having an inefficient, […]

Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money By Aaron E. Carroll The New York Times, July 14, 2014 One of the most important facts about health care overhaul, and one that is often overlooked, is that all changes to the health care system involve trade-offs among access, quality and cost. You can […]

Urgent care centers – capitalism in action

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Race Is On to Profit From Rise of Urgent Care By Julie Creswell The New York Times, July 9, 2014 NORWALK, Conn. — For more than eight hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, an assortment of ailments is on display at the tidy medical clinic on Main Avenue here. But […]

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