Do the Poor Benefit From More Generous Medicaid Physician Payments?

By Alice Chen, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business There is a growing concern that too few physicians are willing to accept Medicaid patients. One way to encourage Medicaid supply is to pay doctors more for performing Medicaid-covered procedures. However, we lack a holistic understanding of how changes to Medicaid payments affect access to care … Continue reading Do the Poor Benefit From More Generous Medicaid Physician Payments?

Amid the Noise About the ACA, Public Options Are Breaking Silos

By Howard Kahn (@LACareHealth), L.A. Care Health Plan Six months ago, open enrollment began under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces. It is arguably the single biggest moment in U.S. health policy since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Has it been perfect? No, of course not, and even the President admitted to … Continue reading Amid the Noise About the ACA, Public Options Are Breaking Silos