Lucy Larner is an assistant editor at Health Affairs. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she majored in history.


Recent Posts by Lucy Larner

Health Affairs Web First: Significant Racial Disparities Found In Hospital Readmissions

A new study finds that black patients in traditional Medicare were 33 percent more likely than white patients to be readmitted to the hospital within thirty days.

June 21, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Web First: State Health Spending, 1991-2014

A new study presents highlights from the latest data set, which covers 1991 to 2014, a period that included the initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as an economic recession and subsequent recovery.

June 14, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs May Issue: ACA Coverage, Access, Medicaid & More

As editor-in-chief Alan Weil wrote in his May issue letter, “We didn’t plan it this way, but this month’s Health Affairs could have been called the myth-busting issue.”

May 1, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Did Not Negatively Impact Budgets Of States Expanding Medicaid In 2014–15

A new study, released by Health Affairs as a Web First, is the first national look at the impact on state budgets of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

April 13, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Web First: ACA Risk Adjustment And Reinsurance Were Well Targeted In First Two Years

A new study examined results from the 2014 and 2015 risk adjustment and reinsurance programs for ACA-compliant individual market plans, to evaluate how risk adjustment and reinsurance transfers varied across insurers and to assess how these program payments compared across insurers given their...

March 29, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs’ January Issue

On the eve of the expected debate over the fate of the ACA, the January issue of Health Affairs, contains a number of studies that examine how the law has worked thus far.

January 9, 2017Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs’ October Issue: Insurance, The ACA, Care In India & More

The October issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, includes several reports detailing aspects of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at a time when the latest census data shows the smallest-ever share of the US population without health insurance.

October 4, 2016Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Web First: Employer-Sponsored Family Health Premium 2016 Costs

A new Health Affairs Web First contains select findings from the 18th annual Kaiser/HRET survey of more than 1,900 small and large employers.

September 14, 2016Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs’ September Issue: Payment Reforms, Prescription Drugs, And More

The September issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, includes a number of studies examining aspects of payment reform, the impact of certain ACA provisions, the value of some high-cost anticancer drugs, and more. It also includes a DataGraphic examining aging and health.

September 7, 2016Elsewhere@ Health Affairs

Health Affairs Web First: New ACA Coverage Enrollees Increased Prescription Use And Lowered Spending

A new study, released as a Web First by Health Affairs, compared prescription fills and out-of-pocket spending for a panel of 6.7 million prescription drug users (including those paying entirely out of pocket for prescriptions), before and after the ACA’s implementation.