Academic Medicine Hacks

This is an overview of hacks to enhance, track and promote academic impact.

AHCA Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Areas Hardest

According to an analysis conducted by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion disproportionately benefited rural Americans over their urban counterparts.  The American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) proposed cuts to Medicaid, rolling it back to below funding levels established by the ACA, would negatively affect millions ofContinue reading “AHCA Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Areas Hardest”

Impact of AHCA Medicaid Cap on Children

A recent analysis by Avalere projected the impact of federal Medicaid cap proposals on overall and state-by- state federal spending on children currently in Medicaid. The report estimated that the House-passed #AHCA would cut Medicaid for kids by $43 billion by 2026. In Colorado, these cuts would amount to $571 million. While this study focused exclusivelyContinue reading “Impact of AHCA Medicaid Cap on Children”

Fact Check: the Colorado Case for Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (and replacement with the Affordable Health Care Act) is a False Narrative

The Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA or “Trumpcare”) will cut 24 million from insurance by 2026 including 410,600 from Colorado (use this interactive feature to see how many will be impacted in your state).  Colorado’s own Senator Cory Gardner has expressed his reservations about the 14 million projected to lose Medicaid, describing Medicaid as providing “access to life-savingContinue reading “Fact Check: the Colorado Case for Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (and replacement with the Affordable Health Care Act) is a False Narrative”

CBO report on the AHCA: 24 million will lose coverage

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released their report on the GOP’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan. The numbers released in this report are grim, and will only make it more difficult for Republicans to explain why their legislation will outperform the ACA.The bottom line is that 14 million will lose coverage under this plan in 2018, rising toContinue reading “CBO report on the AHCA: 24 million will lose coverage”

The Affordable Care Act is Good for Colorado (and Repeal is Not)

The effects of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in each state depend on various factors, such as the number of uninsured individuals in the state and the governor’s receptiveness to the law’s provisions. In this post, I focus on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Colorado, primarily from the perspective of my job as anContinue reading “The Affordable Care Act is Good for Colorado (and Repeal is Not)”