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Is Medicaid Expansion Like a Silver Bullet for Improving US Health Care?

Health care policy in the United States suffers from a bad case of “silver bullet-itis.” There always seems to be an acronym or catchphrase around the corner to rescue us from the high costs, bad outcomes, and disjointed and angst-filled set of experiences with the health care system. For example, ACOs (accountable care organizations), value-based benefits, transparency, AI (artificial intelligence), and EMRs (electronic medical records) come on the heels of the last set of temporary saviors. Remember PHRs (personal health records), consumer-driven health plans, big data, PPOs (preferred provider organizations) and their cousins HMOs and EPOs (health maintenance organizations and exclusive provider options)?

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