Browsing: Health Policy

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Affordable Care Act vs. American Health Care Act A Comparison of Central Principles The elections of November 2016, which left the Republican Party in control of Congress and the Executive Branch, ha
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How Has the ACA Affected the Emergency Department? The Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010 under the Obama administration, sought to increase availability of health care to Americans, especiall
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Find Your Voice! A free trip to Washington D.C.? Sign me up! As a fourth-year medical student who had recently matched into an emergency medicine residency, I thought this non-medical course was a ch
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Health Policy Journal Club: Striking a Balance Between Access and Cost Freestanding emergency departments offer risks and rewards to our health care system. In the 1970s, the freestanding emergency d
All About the Benjamins: What You Must Know About MACRA MACRA is going to bring about change whether providers are ready for it or not. The process in which health care providers and hospitals are re
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Everyone Else Ends Up Paying the Price Every 1% increase in uninsured leads to a $20 increase in ER bills for privately insured. "When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medi
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What You Need to Know About the AHCA The U.S. House of Representatives on May 4 narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), HR 1628, after tabling the bill in March following a lack of party
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ACA Increased Emergency Department Use   Increasing access to insurance alone does not lead to a decrease in ED visits As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health po
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Health Policy Journal Club: Access to Specialists Worse with Medicaid Orthopedic appointment availability 5 times higher for uninsured than for Medicaid Increase outpatient services and thereby decre
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Weeding through the Effects of Marijuana Legalization Legalization of marijuana has become a heated topic in the United States as 8 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized it for recreational use