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Oregon Health Insurance experiment recognized with AcademyHealth HSR Impact Award
Date:2/4/2013

nal and local coverage in print, radio, and television outlets with stories appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, National Public Radio, and in scores of local newspapers, as well as editorial pages from the Oregonian and The New York Times. There has been extensive blog coverage of the findings by think tanks and analysts, and active commentary from policymakers on both sides of the aisle from the White House blog to Senators' speeches. As a result, decision makers had access to high-quality information to inform Medicaid coverage decisions during the crucial implementation phases of the Affordable Care Act.

"The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment is unique for a number of reasons, but what made it so compelling as an impact example was its ability to provide actionable, timely information to policymakers," said AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson. "This study shows clearly how health services research can provide the evidence necessary to help decision makers evaluate their options and maximize the value of their health care dollar amid increasingly tight budgets."


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