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What questions will help us measure the Affordable Care Act's success over the next year?
Improving the way Medicare pays for care could strengthen primary care, promote innovation and care coordination, and save $1.3 trillion systemwide.
The U.S. is not one country, but two―divided geographically by differences in access to high-quality health care. While certain regions of the U.S. have health outcomes that among the best in the world, other regions resemble those found in developing countries.
More than two-thirds of U.S. primary care physicians are now using electronic medical records, up from less than half in 2009.
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Thousands of hospitalized patients are sickened or killed by MRSA infections each year. Fortunately some hospitals have been able to reduce the incidence of infection by following safe care guidelines.
The Affordable Care Act has the potential to increase access to coverage for millions of Americans primarily through its market reforms; health insurance marketplaces; and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults. However, the degree to participation varies from state to state.
Check out our new interactive dashboard to learn more about changes over time in public awareness of the marketplaces and what Americans are experiencing as they shop for health plans.
Twenty-four percent of Americans who are potentially eligible for health insurance coverage had visited one of the new insurance marketplaces by the end of December to find a health plan, up from 17 percent in October.
Rising medical costs were the primary driver of recent rate increases by health insurers, accounting for three-quarters or more of the larger premium hikes requested between July 2012 and June 2013.
States that don't participate in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion will lose out on billions of dollars in federal funds.