Austin Frakt, PhD, is a health economist and an Associate Professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health.
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, it ushered in significant changes to Medicare. Those changes include innovations to provider payment models, including episode-based bundled payments, various new types of accountable care organizations, and… Read More ›
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the individual purchase mandate, which requires most individuals to pay an annual tax penalty if they do not have health insurance by 2014. While some have portrayed the… Read More ›