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Senate health care plan threatens the nation’s health

Senate Republicans have proposed a health care bill that would severely cut Medicaid and limit the access and affordability of private health insurance—in spite of clear evidence that health insurance expansions in the past have improved access to…

Health reform prospects uncertain in Senate

As the U.S. Senate considers potentially sweeping changes to health care reform, it’s uncertain what sort of legislation will eventually be passed and when it will happen, according to health policy expert John McDonough of Harvard T.H. Chan…

Study shows state budgets not hurt by Medicaid expansion

The first national study evaluating the impact of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on state spending found that the expansion was fully funded by federal dollars, and states that expanded experienced no significant cutbacks in…

Patients stand to lose under proposed healthcare bill

Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, director of Ariadne Labs, and a cancer surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said patients stand to lose significantly…

Electronic system lowers wait times for access to specialists

For immediate release: March 6, 2017 Boston, MA – Low-income patients served by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) waited significantly less time to receive specialty care after DHS implemented an electronic system aimed at…

Sorting through the Affordable Care Act debate

An “even-keeled” conversation is more effective than spouting off anecdotes, data, or numbers when discussing with political leaders and others who may not fully understand the implications of the Republican plan to repeal, replace, or repair the Affordable…