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Fact Sheets

Schroeder Center Fact Sheets provide timely information on current health policy and public health topics. Each Fact Sheet highlights important information on a current topic and provides a quick comparison of how issues affect the Commonwealth of Virginia compared to the nation. 

 Medicaid Reimbursement

Medicaid Reimbursement Rates: Physicians

Various features of the Medicaid program, including the level of reimbursement for physician care, vary significantly by state. Lower reimbursement rates are thought to contribute to lower levels of physician acceptance of Medicaid patients compared to patients covered by other insurance.

 

 

 

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Medical Shortage: Primary Care Physicians

The U.S. is facing an estimated shortage of 130,600 physicians by 2025. Almost half of this shortage will be attributable to a lack of primary care physicians who practice internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics.

 

 

 

 Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently targeted Medicare Advantage for spending cuts because of the high price of providing benefits.

 

 

 

 

 The Uninsured

The Uninsured

Lack of health insurance reduces the availability of medical care to uninsured individuals and increases the cost of preventable conditions later on. Nearly 50 million people are not covered by health insurance.

 

 

 

 Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Americans are at an increasing risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, exposing children to increased risk for health-related illnesses and diseases in childhood and adulthood.