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ACA hasn't boosted number of new patients at doctor offices

Even though the number of sign-ups during the open enrollment for healthcare exchanges increased throughout the first half of 2014, the number of patients going into doctors' offices hasn't, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. 

Despite enrollment boost, health reform hasn't increased doctor visits

The first five months of 2014 haven't brought more patients into doctors' offices, despite a large increase in sign-ups for health insurance exchanges, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. In fact,  there was a slight drop in percentage of total new-patient visits compared to the same period last year.

New program tracks ACA's effect on hospitals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will collaborate with 24 state hospital associations to track the Affordable Care Act's  effect on inpatient admissions and emergency department visits. 

RWJF brief examines differences in US, European disparity strategies

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute compares efforts to reduce healthcare disparities in the United States and the European Union.

Cities to see insured rate, economy grow under Medicaid expansion

State Medicaid expansion decisions largely influence cities, as most have low-income populations who would qualify under expanded eligibility, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Costs to enroll uninsured: State vs. federal exchanges

States that implemented their own health insurance exchanges spent three times more than the federal version to reach out to and educate consumers, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nurses play a growing role in research

Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the  Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Racial, wealth coverage gaps close among children

The percentage of children without insurance fell from 9.7 percent in 2008 to 7.5 percent in 2012, largely due to public programs like Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

RWJF report examines healthiest, least healthy counties

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its "County Health Rankings Key Findings Report," which explores national and regional trends on how children in poverty, college attendance, preventable hospital stays, smoking and physical inactivity influence health.

Brief reveals 3 keys to patient engagement

Successful patient engagement programs require three essential components, according to a brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.