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Op Ed: Indiana’s Innovative Medicaid Expansion and the Future Structure of Medicaid

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Health Policy, Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  2 Comments

When the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, all eyes were on the individual mandate. When it survived the challenge, the law’s liberal supporters declared victory. Under

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Hospital Mergers & Antitrust Laws in the Age of the ACA

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, In the Courts, Recent  /  1 Comment

In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, changing the landscape of the American healthcare system forever. One of those changes constitutes an increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions by encouraging collaborative care; the ACA offers financial … Continue Reading

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The Global Debate Over Mass Deworming

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Global Health, HealthcarePolicy2016, Public Health, Recent  /  1 Comment

The morning bell rings. One hundred children line up behind a desk.

It’s National Deworming Day.

One at a time, each child steps up and holds a hand out over the desk. A teacher drops a tablet into the child’s … Continue Reading

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Considering Connecticut Youth Forced Into Chemotherapy

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  HealthcarePolicy2016, In the Courts, Recent  /  No Comments

In September 2014, a 17 year old Connecticut teenager identified in court documents only as “Cassandra C” was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, and ordered by the state to undergo chemotherapy treatment for the disease. After … Continue Reading

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Systems of Physician Compensation: Time to Move From Fee-For-Service?

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  1 Comment

In 2005, the Wall Street Journal released an article detailing the events of a private meeting between a medical imaging company and the specialized physicians near its imaging center in a small California city. This private, for-profit imaging company laid … Continue Reading

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Breaking from the Herd: Struggling with Anti-Vaxxers

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  HealthcarePolicy2016, Public Health, Recent  /  No Comments

The first report came this year on January 7: seven confirmed cases of measles in Disneyland. Slowly the numbers rose. Then, there were twenty-six cases, twenty-two of which were linked to the original outbreak in Disneyland. By the beginning of … Continue Reading

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Perspectives on Medicaid Expansion

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  No Comments

As the largest source of medical funding for people with low income, Medicaid has significant relevance to American lives. Compared to Medicare, a social insurance program designed to provide long-term care for the elderly, Medicaid is a social welfare program … Continue Reading

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King v. Burwell: How Potent is the Latest Threat to Obamacare?

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  HealthcarePolicy2016, In the Courts, Recent  /  No Comments

On March 4th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for King v. Burwell, the latest case that threatens to derail the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The act was intended to reduce the number of uninsured people in two

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The Ethical and Economic Considerations of Advance Directives

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, HealthcarePolicy2016, Recent  /  4 Comments

As the population gets older and medical treatments afford the possibility of extending life even in the most fatal circumstances, organizing the end-of-life care system is imperative. The Hastings Center reports that 2.5 million Americans die per year, 70% of … Continue Reading

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