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Medicaid and Chronic Conditions – It IS Possible to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs

Proponents of Medicaid expansion, like myself, often argue that doing so can bring economic benefits.  Some of those benefits, like the reduced need for uncompensated care which then improves hospitals’ bottom line, are relatively easy to demonstrate and are being

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Investments Needed No Matter Which Way You Turn: The Hepatitis C Dilemma

A lot of attention has been paid to Sovaldi and Harvoni this last year, with perhaps more attention given to their remarkable price tags than to their remarkable efficacy.  This is somewhat understandable as the twelve-week course of treatment of

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Celebrating Independence: The Transition to Independence Act

Over the last several years, I have had the honor of getting to know some extraordinary advocates for people with disabilities.  I had been all-health, all the time, so many of the core issues were unfamiliar to me.  The more

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Why the Surprise? Uncompensated Care and the Sunshine State

I’ve been a bit baffled by the kerfuffle around the end of the low-income pool in Florida. When people lack insurance coverage but nonetheless find themselves at a hospital in need of care, bills often go unpaid or paid only

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