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U.S. Health Care Econ 101

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In today’s episode of The Policy Paycheck, host Serena Allen explores Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) with Neeraj Sood.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? What did the ACA change, and what makes Medicaid For All different? How do we balance the market costs while also making sure everyone has access to good health care?

Neeraj Sood, Professor, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, Vice Dean for Research at USC Price

Some of things we talked about ...

RAND's Health Insurance Experiment (HIE)

The RAND Health Insurance Experiment (HIE), the most important health insurance study ever conducted, addressed two key questions in health care financing:

How much more medical care will people use if it is provided free of charge?
What are the consequences for their health?

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