Optimizing Big Data to Inform the Plausibility of Patient Debt

Díaz S and Bhatnagar V. Optimizing big data to inform the plausibility of patient debt. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract In 2014, states approving the expansion of Medicaid, a tenet of the Affordable Care Act, received monies to expand health care coverage. Using publicly available national datasets[1.Financial Capability Study: Data and Downloads. (n.d.). Retrieved […]

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Plevyak C. Food Stamp policy is failing. Here’s why. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22.  Nearly 12% of Americans struggle to put food on the table.[1.Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C. A., & Singh, A. (2018, September). Household Food Security in the United States in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/90023/err-256.pdf?v=0v] The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), […]

Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements

Sherman E. Does requiring work, work? the evidence on Medicaid work requirements. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Medicaid work requirements force enrollees to report a minimum number of hours of employment, or other acceptable activities, to access health coverage. Those who fail to comply are removed from Medicaid. Arkansas, along with other states, has implemented […]