Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion States Improve Patient Access to Healthcare

October 16, 2018 - Low-income adult patients living in Medicaid expansion states tend to have better access to healthcare services than patients living in non-expansion states, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report explored how low-income adult patients living below 153 percent of the federal poverty level access healthcare since the Affordable Care Act...

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Health Payer Coverage Access Cuts Patient Financial Strains

by Sara Heath

Patient access to comprehensive health payer coverage has reduced patients’ financial strains, according to new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation. As patients gain access to...

Medicaid Expansion Boosts Patient Access to Surgical Care

by Sara Heath

The Medicaid expansion prompted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped support patient access to surgical care, according to a group of researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published in JAMA...

More Patient Access to Payer Coverage Closes Health Disparities

by Sara Heath

Medicaid expansion has helped low-income, minority, and cancer patients access health payer coverage and closed some health disparities, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s)...

Study Finds Patient Primary Care Appointment Access Still High

by Sara Heath

Despite industry concerns over the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) effects on primary care appointment access, patients are seeing more open appointments than in years previous, according to a research note published in JAMA Internal...

Can Medicaid Packages Help Boost Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Boosting patient responsibility for their own healthcare – particularly financial responsibility – may have a positive effect on patient engagement levels. In a first-year analysis of Indiana’s Medicaid program, Healthy...


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