Medicaid

South Carolina’s Bold Maternal Health Experiment Disappoints

A large randomized trial showed home visits from nurses for pregnant people did not improve their or their babies’ health outcomes.

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The 12 Million People Lost in a Maze of Medicare and Medicaid

Many of America’s poorest and sickest patients are stuck navigating two separate insurance programs — Medicare and Medicaid — to get the care they need.

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One Economist’s Plan to Blow Up America’s Health Insurance System

Amy Finkelstein outlines an evidence-based plan to overhaul our patchwork of health insurance policies.

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1.5 Million People Are Losing Medicaid. How Worried Should We Be?

We go behind the numbers of the first few months of the Medicaid unwinding.

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The ‘Reverse Disparity’ in Psychosis Care

We explore what it’s like to experience psychosis and why it can be so difficult for patients to get effective treatment.

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What we’ve learned from federal efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

A recent NBER working paper compares the impact of public health funding for HIV/AIDS to other federal programs.

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The Treacherous Transition Awaiting Millions Losing Their Medicaid

We dig into three studies to make sense of what will happen to 15 million people set to lose their Medicaid over the next year.

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SCOTUS Weighs Medicaid Recipients’ Right to Sue

A Supreme Court case could change whether Medicaid recipients can continue to use a legal pathway to enforce their rights.

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The Push to Bring Medicaid Behind Bars

People leaving incarceration are at extremely high risk of hospitalization and death, and some states think Medicaid could help.

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One Doctor’s Crusade to Improve Health Literacy

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick believes plainspoken information from trusted messengers can help shrink health disparities, and some insurers are buying in.

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