Because of the incomplete Medicaid expansion and the troubled rollout of exchange websites, some Americans will experience gaps in health care coverage. How big a deal is this for access, financial protection, and health? I’ve got it covered on the AcademyHealth blog.
Austin Frakt, PhD, is co-Editor-in-Chief of The Incidental Economist and tweets at @afrakt. His day job is Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the Boston VA Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also a Professor with the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University’s School of Public Health, a Principal Research Scientist with the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Services Research.