Health Care Reform

Does Increased Access to Medicaid Stimulate Job Mobility?

By ·July 31, 2017
Georgetown University

The Issue:

Employer-provided health insurance is by far the largest source of health insurance for Americans. It covers about half of the country's population while the next largest source of health insurance, Medicaid, covers about one-fifth of the population. Does employer-provided health insurance keep workers ...
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Evidence on the Value of Medicaid

By and ·July 2, 2017
University of British Columbia and Harvard University

The Issue:

The largest increase in health insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came from expanding Medicaid. The proposals to repeal and replace the ACA from both the House and the Senate dramatically cut the Medicaid program, with spending reduced by an estimated $772-834 billion over a decade and ...
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Health Care: The Role of the Individual Mandate and Insurance Subsidies

By ·March 9, 2017
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The Issue:

Health insurance works by pooling risk across consumers. If people only purchase insurance when they are sick --or when they know they are likely to need medical care in the near future-- that results in higher premiums.  The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as "Obamacare", used a combination of ...
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