What is going to happen to the Affordable Care Act?

There’s a new Supreme Court justice, Election Day is less than a week away, and the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality is set to be argued before the high court in two weeks. If you’re wondering about what this all means for the future of Obamacare, you’re not alone.

What happens to Obamacare if the Supreme Court decides against the ACA? What happens if Joe Biden wins the election? Or if Donald Trump remains in office? American healthcare coverage could be significantl...

[Correspondence] The effect of Medicare for All on rural hospitals

Alison Galvani and colleagues1 robustly modelled the effect of the Medicare for All Act on US national health expenditures and outcomes. Spending on hospital care and physician or clinical services accounts for 53% of total spending. Their model assumes that Medicare rates are uniformly 22% lower than are private-payer rates and that, by switching all fees to Medicare rates, overall reimbursements will be 6% lower for hospitals and 7% lower for physicians.

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Biden has concluded his remarks on the coronavirus pandemic and the Affordabl...