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Access to Care

Access to care is a complex topic that includes the study of whether sufficient health care resources exist to meet people’s needs, as well as whether people experience physical, financial or other barriers to those services. Evidence in this area can span from whether a rural community has enough specialists, like cardiologists, to whether people in an urban community have transportation or language barriers that make seeing health care providers more difficult.

Publication

Issue Brief Examines Research on Medicaid & Personal Responsibility Requirements

Summarizing expert discussion at a September 2018 meeting, this brief highlights the current state-of-the-research on Medicaid policies such as cost sharing, work requirements and healthy behaviors incentives. The brief is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project Research Insights, managed by AcademyHealth.
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Blog Post       More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Results from a recent study provide important evidence of population-level changes in coverage disparities under the ACA. Granular, disaggregated estimates like these can facilitate efforts to address health disparities for specific subgroups.
Past Event

Webinar: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care

Sponsored by the Long-Term Quality Alliance, AcademyHealth’s Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Group designed a webinar to provide a national overview of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.
Date & Time May 3, 2018 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET Location Online
Blog Post

New Research to Examine Markets, Medicaid and More

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded seven grants with broad relevance to current health reform debates. From analysis of insurer marketplace exits to the effects of Medicaid expansion on physicians’ capacity to meet rising demand, these studies will produce findings to inform a range of current and potential health policies in the U.S.
Posted Feb 5, 2018 By Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.