Browsing: Health Policy

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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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Caring for All in a Divided Society If you're anything like me, the latest news headlines have left a part of you feeling uneasy. Whether you're conservative or liberal leaning, it seems safe to say
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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
Health Policy Journal Club: Time to Join the War Against High Drug Prices Physicians can take steps to limit the pharmaceutical industry's ability to price-gouge The cost of prescription drugs in the
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Passport to Health: Challenges of Caring for Undocumented Children in the Emergency Department Introduction An undocumented immigrant is an individual who enters the United States without inspection
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Big Pharma Handout or Drug Development Boon? One of the most important pieces of health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act snuck into law in the last days of P
Where are freestanding emergency departments popping up - and how will that affect health policy?