Tag Archives: Web First

Health Affairs Web First: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Decline In Medicaid Prescriptions

A new study of nine clinical areas investigated whether Medicaid enrollees in these states were less likely to fill prescriptions for these conditions, compared to enrollees in other states.

April 19, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Repeated TV Ads Increased Enrollment During The ACA’s First Enrollment Period

A new study looked at county-level data on uninsurance and Medicaid enrollment rates for adults younger than age sixty-five in 2013 and 2014 and found a strong and stable association between the volume of insurance advertising and health insurance gains in counties.

March 15, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Mexico’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Shows Results

A new study, released by Health Affairs as a Web First, estimated changes in beverage purchases in Mexico for 2014 and 2015.

February 22, 2017

Health Affairs Web First: Health Spending Growth Projections, 2016–25

New estimates released today from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) project an average rate of national health spending growth of 5.6 percent for 2016–25.

February 16, 2017

US Inpatient Emergency Department Cases May Lead To Surprise Medical Bills

A Web First from Health Affairs looks at surprise medical bills -- an unexpected bill from an out-of-network provider or a bill from an out-of-network provider not chosen by a patient.

December 14, 2016

National Health Spending Grows Faster In 2015

A new Web First from Health Affairs estimates that in 2015 health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person.

December 2, 2016

US Adults Trail 11 Other Countries For Affordable, Accessible Health Care

A Web First study released by Health Affairs found that 28 percent of US adults reported having at least two chronic health conditions, a higher percentage than in any other country.

November 16, 2016

The Cost Of US Adult Vaccine Avoidance: $8.95 Billion In 2015

A Health Affairs Web First sought to calculate the annual economic burden of diseases associated with vaccines -- in 2015 the burden was $8.95 billion.

October 12, 2016