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Health Professions in the News: The ACA Is Changing How Students Become Doctors

California Healthline (May 6, 2015)

From the Medical College Admissions Test to post-graduate residencies, the way U.S. doctors are taught is changing in the wake of health care reform. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Can for-profit medical schools fill the doctor gap?

CBS News (June 22, 2016)

For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making...

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Health Professions in the News: Medi-Cal Patients Flocking To ERs More Than Before ACA

California Healthline (June 12, 2017)

Medi-Cal patients are swamping California emergency rooms in greater numbers than they did before the Affordable Care Act took effect, despite predictions that the health law would ease the burden on ERs. Emergency room visits by people on Medi-Cal rose 75 percent over five years, from 800,000 in...

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Health Professions in the News: Expanding Medicaid Can Save Lives

California Health Care Foundation (August 12, 2019)

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010, it included a provision to expand Medicaid eligibility to adults in families with incomes under 138% of the federal poverty line. Since the Medicaid expansion went into effect in 2014, research comparing expansion and nonexpansion states has linked...

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Health Professions in the News: Researchers: Medicaid Expansion Equals Better Coverage, Better Outcomes

California Health Care Foundation (June 14, 2019)

California has long been a leader in expanding the eligibility criteria for enrollment in Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states can expand Medicaid to cover more adults with low incomes, and California was among the first to do so with its program, Medi-Cal. To date, 36 states and...

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