Medicaid

How Large a Burden are Administrative Costs in Health Care?

By and ·September 6, 2018
University of British Columbia and Harvard University

The Issue:

Health care spending is much higher in the United States than in other high-income countries. One aspect that sets the United States apart is a much higher share of expenses that are not directly related to providing goods or services to people in need of care. The U.S. health care system spends hundreds ...
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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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Medicaid and Block Grants: Lessons from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

By and ·February 24, 2017
UC Davis Department of Economics and Center for Poverty Research

The Issue:

Republican budget plans and President Trump’s campaign pledges have proposed converting Medicaid to a block grant. This type of transformation in the way a safety net program is financed between the Federal Government and the states has been done before. The 1996 welfare reform replaced the Aid to Families ...
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