The dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is working as intended, say Andrew Mulcahy and Katherine Harris. In 2011, it spared individuals and hospitals from $147 million in emergency room costs.
Jun 5, 2013
Andrew Mulcahy is a policy researcher and associate director for the Economics, Sociology, and Statistics Department at the RAND Corporation. He has expertise in the study of U.S. and global pharmaceutical markets and focuses primarily on supply-side issues of R&D organization and management, intellectual property policy and other incentives for R&D, and pricing and reimbursement considerations. More broadly, Mulcahy's research interests include comparative (international) health care systems, insurance coverage policy, and the measurement of value in health care. He earned his Ph.D. at the Wharton School's Health Care Management and Economics program, his M.P.P. at the Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in health policy, and his A.B. in molecular biology and public policy at Princeton University.