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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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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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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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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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The Affordable Care Act and Small Businesses

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, Recent  /  1 Comment

Since its passing in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left many Americans—employers, doctors, the uninsured, and even the insured—apprehensive as to how the law will affect them. In particular, Americans have expressed concern over how … Continue Reading

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Obamacare in Limbo – Federal Courts Still Indecisive

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, In the Courts, Recent  /  2 Comments

Only two years removed from a monumental ruling, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is headed back to the Supreme Court.

While its last trial revolved around the constitutionality of a presidential mandate, Obamacare is now under fire for a provision … Continue Reading

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High American Healthcare Costs

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Healthcare Economics and Management, Public Health, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Why is the cost of healthcare so high in America? This question is often overlooked in today’s healthcare debates. Discussion regarding Obamacare typically revolves around its constitutionality or legal implications rather than the economic problems it seeks to address. Whether … Continue Reading

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Demographics and Sustainability: What can age say about the fate of the ACA

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Health Policy, Healthcare Economics and Management  /  1 Comment

All health insurance bought before December 23rd under the Affordable Care Act went into effect on January 1, 2014. As analysts now evaluate the pool of individuals who purchased insurance in 2013, many worry whether the demographic of individuals who … Continue Reading

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Cutting End-of-Life Care Costs by Respecting Patients’ Wishes

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Health Policy, Healthcare Economics and Management  /  28 Comments

It is a natural human instinct to fear death. We want to keep our loved ones with us for as long as possible. However, aggressive treatments aimed at sustaining life for as long as possible create extraordinarily high costs of … Continue Reading

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