Thirty-one states and Washington DC have signed legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Practices with a higher proportion of high-needs patients achieve lower spending and utilization.
The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.
Increase in the health law's popularity is largely due to an increase in support among independents.
Study examined average physician spending using a random sample of Medicare patients.
Data from 4 years before state Medicaid expansions and 2 years afterward.
American College of Rheumatology provides mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.
Data comes from two combined quantitative surveys, one involving patients and the other physicians or other health care providers, practice administrators, and C-suite executives.
Responses come after House leadership introduces the American Health Care Act, the proposed replacement for Obamacare.
Healthcare reform must be based on common sense and shared responsibility — not on more layers of administrative burden.
Analysis estimates national health expenditures will amount to nearly 20% of GDP by 2025.
Letter to Congress outlines the needs of patients with rheumatic diseases and the importance of early access to specialty care.
Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.
Personal health care spending increased for 143 of 155 conditions; over the study period, spending on low back and neck pain and diabetes increased the most.
The proportion of all Americans who did not fill a prescription in the previous year due to affordability issues increased from 1999 to 2009.
Health insurers have faced challenges in building insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
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