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Benjamin Daniel Sommers, M.D., Ph.D.

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Biography
2006
National Dissertation Award
2007
Daniel E. Ford Award in Health Services Research
2007
Robert Ebert Award in Primary Care Medicine
2010
Resident Mentor Award
2010
Best Residents and Fellows at Harvard Medical School
2011
Faculty Mentor Award
2011
Best Oral Presentation in Scientific Abstracts
2012
Hamolsky Award
2013
Teaching Citation
2015
Alice Hersh New Investigator Award
2015
Article of the Year Award
2015
Outstanding Junior Investigator
2017
Impact Award for Health Services Research

Overview
Dr. Sommers is a health economist and physician whose primary research interests are the uninsured, Medicaid, and medical decision-making. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Outstanding Dissertation Award, Alice Hersh New Investigator Award, and the 2015 Article-of-the-Year Award from AcademyHealth, a preeminent national association of health policy researchers; and the Outstanding Junior Investigator Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Sommers is a practicing primary care internist. He served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 2011-2012. His current research projects focus on barriers to health care access among low-income adults, Medicaid policy, and national health reform.

Research
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  1. 20171081 (SOMMERS, BENJAMIN D) Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2018
    Commonwealth Fund
    Examining Alternative Models of Medicaid Expansion: Assessing the Healthy Indiana Program
  2. 74560 (SOMMERS, BENJAMIN D) Sep 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Using the Gallup Well-Being Index as an Early Monitoring System for Coverage and Access to Care After Changes to the Affordable Care Act
  3. K02HS021291 (SOMMERS, BENJAMIN D) Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    AHRQ
    Medicaid Policy, Coverage, and Access to Care Among Low-Income Americans Under He
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R03HS019754 (SOMMERS, BENJAMIN D) Sep 15, 2010 - Sep 14, 2011
    AHRQ
    Policy and Demographic Predictors of Medicaid Take-Up Among Non-Elderly Adults
    Role: Principal Investigator

Bibliographic
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  1. Agarwal SD, Goldman AL, Sommers BD. Blue-Collar Workers Had Greatest Insurance Gains After ACA Implementation. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jul; 38(7):1140-1144. PMID: 31260350.
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  2. Gordon SH, Sommers BD, Wilson I, Galarraga O, Trivedi AN. The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Continuous Enrollment: a Two-State Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun 21. PMID: 31228048.
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  3. Sommers BD, Goldman AL, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Medicaid Work Requirements - Results from the First Year in Arkansas. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 19. PMID: 31216419.
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  4. Sommers BD, Goldman AL, Lee D, Epstein AM. Survey mode effects and insurance coverage estimates in the redesigned Gallup well-being index. Health Serv Res. 2019 Aug; 54(4):940-946. PMID: 31006859.
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  5. Daw JR, Sommers BD. The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care for Reproductive-Aged and Pregnant Women in the United States, 2010-2016. Am J Public Health. 2019 Apr; 109(4):565-571. PMID: 30789761.
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  6. Goldman AL, Sommers BD. Medicaid Expansion Gains Momentum: Postelection Prospects and Potential Implications. JAMA. 2019 Jan 22; 321(3):241-242. PMID: 30605218.
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  7. Gordon SH, Sommers BD, Wilson IB, Galarraga O, Trivedi AN. Risk Factors for Early Disenrollment From Colorado's Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Med Care. 2019 01; 57(1):49-53. PMID: 30531597.
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  8. Atkinson MK, Schuster MA, Feng JY, Akinola T, Clark KL, Sommers BD. Adverse Events and Patient Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children Cared for by General Pediatricians vs Hospitalists. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Dec 07; 1(8):e185658. PMID: 30646280.
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  9. Swaminathan S, Sommers BD, Thorsness R, Mehrotra R, Lee Y, Trivedi AN. Association of Medicaid Expansion With 1-Year Mortality Among Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease. JAMA. 2018 12 04; 320(21):2242-2250. PMID: 30422251.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Ghosh A, Simon K, Sommers BD. The Effect of Health Insurance on Prescription Drug Use Among Low-Income Adults:Evidence from Recent Medicaid Expansions. J Health Econ. 2019 Jan; 63:64-80. PMID: 30458314.
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  11. Barnett ML, Clark KL, Sommers BD. State Policies And Enrollees' Experiences In Medicaid: Evidence From A New National Survey. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 10; 37(10):1647-1655. PMID: 30273019.
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  12. Griffith K, Jones DK, Sommers BD. Diminishing Insurance Choices In The Affordable Care Act Marketplaces: A County-Based Analysis. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 10; 37(10):1678-1684. PMID: 30273031.
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  13. Goldman AL, Sommers BD. Kansas and Medicaid: New Evidence on Potential Expansion and Work Requirements. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2018 Sep 01; 2018:1-9. PMID: 30226347.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Fry CE, Sommers BD. Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Adults With Depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 11 01; 69(11):1146-1152. PMID: 30152271.
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  15. Park JJ, Humble S, Sommers BD, Colditz GA, Epstein AM, Koh HK. Health Insurance for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Aug 01; 178(8):1128-1129. PMID: 29710340.
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  16. Liao JM, Sommers BD, Navathe AS. Medicaid's Path to Value-Based Reform. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jul 12; 379(2):105-108. PMID: 29996074.
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  17. Sommers BD, Shepard M, Hempstead K. Why Did Employer Coverage Fall In Massachusetts After The ACA? Potential Consequences Of A Changing Employer Mandate. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 07; 37(7):1144-1152. PMID: 29985692.
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  18. Sommers BD, Fry CE, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. New Approaches In Medicaid: Work Requirements, Health Savings Accounts, And Health Care Access. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 07; 37(7):1099-1108. PMID: 29924637.
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  19. Goldman AL, McCormick D, Haas JS, Sommers BD. Effects Of The ACA's Health Insurance Marketplaces On The Previously Uninsured: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 04; 37(4):591-599. PMID: 29608372.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Sommers BD, Clark KL, Epstein AM. Early Changes in Health Insurance Coverage under the Trump Administration. N Engl J Med. 2018 03 15; 378(11):1061-1063. PMID: 29539288.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Loehrer AP, Chang DC, Scott JW, Hutter MM, Patel VI, Lee JE, Sommers BD. Association of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion With Access to and Quality of Care for Surgical Conditions. JAMA Surg. 2018 03 01; 153(3):e175568. PMID: 29365029.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  22. Daw JR, Sommers BD. Association of the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Provision With Prenatal Care Use and Birth Outcomes. JAMA. 2018 02 13; 319(6):579-587. PMID: 29450525.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Blavin F, Karpman M, Kenney GM, Sommers BD. Medicaid Versus Marketplace Coverage For Near-Poor Adults: Effects On Out-Of-Pocket Spending And Coverage. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 02; 37(2):299-307. PMID: 29364736.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Soni A, Sabik LM, Simon K, Sommers BD. Changes in Insurance Coverage Among Cancer Patients Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jan 01; 4(1):122-124. PMID: 29049486.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  25. Trivedi AN, Sommers BD. The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion, and Disparities in Kidney Disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 03 07; 13(3):480-482. PMID: 29242369.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  26. Sommers BD, Kesselheim AS. Massachusetts' Proposed Medicaid Reforms - Cheaper Drugs and Better Coverage? N Engl J Med. 2018 Jan 11; 378(2):109-111. PMID: 29236573.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Sommers BD, Gawande AA, Baicker K. Health Insurance Coverage and Health. N Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 16; 377(20):2000-2001. PMID: 29327891.
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  28. Sommers BD, Gawande AA, Baicker K. Health Insurance Coverage and Health. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 16; 377(20):2000-2001. PMID: 29141169.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Daw JR, Sommers BD. Immigration, Pregnancy, and Heath Insurance: New Evidence and Ongoing Debate. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 11; 130(5):935-937. PMID: 29016503.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Schnake-Mahl AS, Sommers BD. Health Care In The Suburbs: An Analysis Of Suburban Poverty And Health Care Access. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 10 01; 36(10):1777-1785. PMID: 28971923.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Sommers BD. Why Health Insurance Matters-and Why Research Evidence Should Too. Acad Med. 2017 09; 92(9):1228-1230. PMID: 28445217.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Barnett ML, Sommers BD. A National Survey of Medicaid Beneficiaries' Experiences and Satisfaction With Health Care. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 09 01; 177(9):1378-1381. PMID: 28692734.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Sommers BD, Grabowski DC. What Is Medicaid? More Than Meets the Eye. JAMA. 2017 Aug 22; 318(8):695-696. PMID: 28715569.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  34. Sommers BD. State Medicaid Expansions and Mortality, Revisited: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. American Journal of Health Economics. 2017; 3(3):392-421. View Publication.
  35. Kozloff N, Sommers BD. Insurance Coverage and Health Outcomes in Young Adults With Mental Illness Following the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 Jul; 78(7):e821-e827. PMID: 28703947.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Gonzales S, Sommers BD. Intra-Ethnic Coverage Disparities among Latinos and the Effects of Health Reform. Health Serv Res. 2018 06; 53(3):1373-1386. PMID: 28660697.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  37. Sommers BD, Gawande AA, Baicker K. Health Insurance Coverage and Health - What the Recent Evidence Tells Us. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 10; 377(6):586-593. PMID: 28636831.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Barnett ML, Linder JA, Clark CR, Sommers BD. Low-Value Medical Services in the Safety-Net Population. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 06 01; 177(6):829-837. PMID: 28395014.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Sommers BD, Maylone B, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Three-Year Impacts Of The Affordable Care Act: Improved Medical Care And Health Among Low-Income Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1119-1128. PMID: 28515140.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Sommers BD, Simon K. Health Insurance and Emergency Department Use - A Complex Relationship. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 04; 376(18):1708-1711. PMID: 28467870.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Decker SL, Lipton BJ, Sommers BD. Medicaid Expansion Coverage Effects Grew In 2015 With Continued Improvements In Coverage Quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 05 01; 36(5):819-825. PMID: 28461347.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Lipton BJ, Decker SL, Sommers BD. The Affordable Care Act Appears to Have Narrowed Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Young Adults. Med Care Res Rev. 2019 02; 76(1):32-55. PMID: 29148341.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  43. Sommers BD, Naylor CD. Medicaid Block Grants and Federalism: Lessons From Canada. JAMA. 2017 Apr 25; 317(16):1619-1620. PMID: 28278320.
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  44. Sommers BD, Gruber J. Federal Funding Insulated State Budgets From Increased Spending Related To Medicaid Expansion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 05 01; 36(5):938-944. PMID: 28404601.
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  45. Daw JR, Hatfield LA, Swartz K, Sommers BD. Women In The United States Experience High Rates Of Coverage 'Churn' In Months Before And After Childbirth. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 04 01; 36(4):598-606. PMID: 28373324.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Chatterjee P, Sommers BD. The Economics of Medicaid Reform and Block Grants. JAMA. 2017 Mar 14; 317(10):1007-1008. PMID: 28291880.
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  47. Frean M, Gruber J, Sommers BD. Premium subsidies, the mandate, and Medicaid expansion: Coverage effects of the Affordable Care Act. J Health Econ. 2017 05; 53:72-86. PMID: 28319791.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Sommers BD, McMURTRY CL, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM. Beyond Health Insurance: Remaining Disparities in US Health Care in the Post-ACA Era. Milbank Q. 2017 03; 95(1):43-69. PMID: 28266070.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Maylone B, Sommers BD. Evidence from the Private Option: The Arkansas Experience. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2017 Feb; 6:1-8. PMID: 28233972.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Sommers BD, Epstein AM. Red-State Medicaid Expansions - Achilles' Heel of ACA Repeal? N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 09; 376(6):e7. PMID: 28122189.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Gordon SH, Sommers BD. Recessions, Poverty, and Mortality in the United States: 1993–2012. American Journal of Health Economics. 2016; 2(4):489-510. View Publication.
  52. Sommers BD, Gourevitch R, Maylone B, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. Insurance Churning Rates For Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform: Lower Than Expected But Still Harmful For Many. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 10 01; 35(10):1816-1824. PMID: 27702954.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Sommers BD, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Changes in Utilization and Health Among Low-Income Adults After Medicaid Expansion or Expanded Private Insurance. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 01; 176(10):1501-1509. PMID: 27532694.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Frean M, Gruber J, Sommers BD. Disentangling the ACA's Coverage Effects - Lessons for Policymakers. N Engl J Med. 2016 10 27; 375(17):1605-1608. PMID: 27653467.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Scott JW, Rose JA, Tsai TC, Zogg CK, Shrime MG, Sommers BD, Salim A, Haider AH. Impact of ACA Insurance Coverage Expansion on Perforated Appendix Rates Among Young Adults. Med Care. 2016 09; 54(9):818-26. PMID: 27367865.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Sommers BD. Obamacare's Skyrocketing Premiums? Why the Sky Isn't Falling. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 21; 375(3):201-3. PMID: 27468056.
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  57. Mensah MO, Sommers BD. The Policy Argument for Healthcare Workforce Diversity. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 11; 31(11):1369-1372. PMID: 27431386.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Frean M, Shelder S, Rosenthal MB, Sequist TD, Sommers BD. Health Reform and Coverage Changes Among Native Americans. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 06 01; 176(6):858-60. PMID: 27182901.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Nguyen KH, Sommers BD. Access and Quality of Care by Insurance Type for Low-Income Adults Before the Affordable Care Act. Am J Public Health. 2016 08; 106(8):1409-15. PMID: 27196646.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Wallace J, Sommers BD. Health Insurance Effects on Preventive Care and Health: A Methodologic Review. Am J Prev Med. 2016 05; 50(5 Suppl 1):S27-S33. PMID: 27102855.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Wherry LR, Kenney GM, Sommers BD. The Role of Public Health Insurance in Reducing Child Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3 Suppl):S98-S104. PMID: 27044710.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Sommers BD. Medicaid Expansion in Texas: What's at Stake? Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2016 Apr; 9:1-7. PMID: 27101643.
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  63. Sommers BD, Kronick R. Measuring Medicaid Physician Participation Rates and Implications for Policy. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2016 Apr; 41(2):211-24. PMID: 26732320.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Gooptu A, Moriya AS, Simon KI, Sommers BD. Medicaid Expansion Did Not Result In Significant Employment Changes Or Job Reductions In 2014. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jan; 35(1):111-8. PMID: 26733708.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Sommers BD, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ. Both The 'Private Option' And Traditional Medicaid Expansions Improved Access To Care For Low-Income Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jan; 35(1):96-105. PMID: 26733706.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Ndumele CD, Sommers BD, Trivedi AN. The ACA's 65th Birthday Challenge: Moving from Medicaid to Medicare. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1704-6. PMID: 25925342.
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  67. Sommers BD. Health Care Reform's Unfinished Work--Remaining Barriers to Coverage and Access. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 17; 373(25):2395-7. PMID: 26509829.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Dorner SC, Jacobs DB, Sommers BD. Adequacy of Outpatient Specialty Care Access in Marketplace Plans Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA. 2015 Oct 27; 314(16):1749-50. PMID: 26505601.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Garcia Mosqueira A, Hua LM, Sommers BD. Racial Differences in Awareness of the Affordable Care Act and Application Assistance Among Low-Income Adults in Three Southern States. Inquiry. 2015; 52. PMID: 26453675.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Sommers BD, Chua KP, Kenney GM, Long SK, McMorrow S. California's Early Coverage Expansion under the Affordable Care Act: A County-Level Analysis. Health Serv Res. 2016 06; 51(3):825-45. PMID: 26443883.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Golberstein E, Gonzales G, Sommers BD. California's Early ACA Expansion Increased Coverage And Reduced Out-Of-Pocket Spending For The State's Low-Income Population. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Oct; 34(10):1688-94. PMID: 26438745.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Portela M, Sommers BD. On the Outskirts of National Health Reform: A Comparative Assessment of Health Insurance and Access to Care in Puerto Rico and the United States. Milbank Q. 2015 Sep; 93(3):584-608. PMID: 26350931.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Sommers BD, Gunja MZ, Finegold K, Musco T. Changes in Self-reported Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Health Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA. 2015 Jul 28; 314(4):366-74. PMID: 26219054.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Sommers BD, Maylone B, Nguyen KH, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. The Impact Of State Policies On ACA Applications And Enrollment Among Low-Income Adults In Arkansas, Kentucky, And Texas. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):1010-8. PMID: 26056207.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Iglehart JK, Sommers BD. Medicaid at 50--from welfare program to nation's largest health insurer. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 28; 372(22):2152-9. PMID: 26017826.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Sommers BD, Stone J, Kane N. Predictors of Payer Mix and Financial Performance Among Safety Net Hospitals Prior to the Affordable Care Act. Int J Health Serv. 2016; 46(1):166-84. PMID: 25995304.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Sommers BD, Long SK, Baicker K. Changes in mortality after Massachusetts health care reform. Ann Intern Med. 2015 May 05; 162(9):668-9. PMID: 25939001.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Scott KW, Blendon RJ, Sommers BD. The 2014 governors' races and health care: a campaign web site analysis. Inquiry. 2015; 52. PMID: 25943977.
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  79. Wallace J, Sommers BD. Effect of dependent coverage expansion of the Affordable Care Act on health and access to care for young adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May; 169(5):495-7. PMID: 25729883.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Scott JW, Salim A, Sommers BD, Tsai TC, Scott KW, Song Z. Racial and Regional Disparities in the Effect of the Affordable Care Act's Dependent Coverage Provision on Young Adult Trauma Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Aug; 221(2):495-501.e1. PMID: 26141468.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Sommers BD, Parmet WE. Health care for immigrants--implications of Obama's executive action. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 26; 372(13):1187-9. PMID: 25806912.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Akosa Antwi Y, Moriya AS, Simon K, Sommers BD. Changes in Emergency Department Use Among Young Adults After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Dependent Coverage Provision. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 65(6):664-672.e2. PMID: 25769461.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Jacobs DB, Sommers BD. Using drugs to discriminate--adverse selection in the insurance marketplace. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 29; 372(5):399-402. PMID: 25629737.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Scott JW, Sommers BD, Tsai TC, Scott KW, Schwartz AL, Song Z. Dependent coverage provision led to uneven insurance gains and unchanged mortality rates in young adult trauma patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jan; 34(1):125-33. PMID: 25561653.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Chokshi DA, Sommers BD. Universal health coverage for US veterans: a goal within reach. Lancet. 2015 Jun 06; 385(9984):2320-1. PMID: 25467585.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Sommers BD. Hypertension and Healthy People 2020: the role of health insurance expansion. Circulation. 2014 Nov 04; 130(19):1674-5. PMID: 25366832.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Epstein AM, Sommers BD, Kuznetsov Y, Blendon RJ. Low-income residents in three states view Medicaid as equal to or better than private coverage, support expansion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Nov; 33(11):2041-7. PMID: 25298540.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Sommers BD, Musco T, Finegold K, Gunja MZ, Burke A, McDowell AM. Health reform and changes in health insurance coverage in 2014. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 28; 371(9):867-74. PMID: 25054609.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. Chua KP, Sommers BD. Changes in health and medical spending among young adults under health reform. JAMA. 2014 Jun 18; 311(23):2437-9. PMID: 24938568.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Sommers BD, Long SK, Baicker K. Changes in mortality after Massachusetts health care reform: a quasi-experimental study. Ann Intern Med. 2014 May 06; 160(9):585-93. PMID: 24798521.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Sommers BD. Insurance cancellations in context: stability of coverage in the nongroup market prior to health reform. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 May; 33(5):887-94. PMID: 24760479.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. Skopec L, Musco T, Sommers BD. A potential new data source for assessing the impacts of health reform: Evaluating the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Jul; 2(2):113-20. PMID: 26250379.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  93. Saloner B, Sabik L, Sommers BD. Pinching the poor? Medicaid cost sharing under the ACA. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27; 370(13):1177-80. PMID: 24670163.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Sommers BD, Graves JA, Swartz K, Rosenbaum S. Medicaid and marketplace eligibility changes will occur often in all states; policy options can ease impact. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Apr; 33(4):700-7. PMID: 24622387.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Schwartz AL, Sommers BD. Moving for medicaid? Recent eligibility expansions did not induce migration from other states. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jan; 33(1):88-94. PMID: 24395939.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Sommers BD, Kenney GM, Epstein AM. New evidence on the Affordable Care Act: coverage impacts of early medicaid expansions. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jan; 33(1):78-87. PMID: 24395938.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Sommers BD, Gordon S, Somers S, Ingram C, Epstein AM. Medicaid on the eve of expansion: a survey of state Medicaid officials on the Affordable Care Act. Am J Law Med. 2014; 40(2-3):253-79. PMID: 25211996.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  98. Sommers BD, Arntson E, Kenney GM, Epstein AM. Lessons from early Medicaid expansions under health reform: interviews with Medicaid officials. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2013; 3(4). PMID: 24834369.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Zeckhauser R, Sommers B. Consumerism in health care: challenges and opportunities. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Nov 01; 15(11):988-92. PMID: 24257093.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  100. Magge H, Cabral HJ, Kazis LE, Sommers BD. Prevalence and predictors of underinsurance among low-income adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Sep; 28(9):1136-42. PMID: 23371419.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  101. Sommers BD. Stuck between health and immigration reform--care for undocumented immigrants. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 15; 369(7):593-5. PMID: 23883331.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Rosenbaum S, Sommers BD. Using Medicaid to buy private health insurance--the great new experiment? N Engl J Med. 2013 Jul 04; 369(1):7-9. PMID: 23822776.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  103. Sommers MS, Lyons MS, Fargo JD, Sommers BD, McDonald CC, Shope JT, Fleming MF. Emergency department-based brief intervention to reduce risky driving and hazardous/harmful drinking in young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1753-62. PMID: 23802878.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  104. Sommers BD, Oellerich D. The poverty-reducing effect of Medicaid. J Health Econ. 2013 Sep; 32(5):816-32. PMID: 23835200.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  105. Karaca-Mandic P, Yoo SJ, Sommers BD. Recession led to a decline in out-of-pocket spending for children with special health care needs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jun; 32(6):1054-62. PMID: 23733979.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Mulcahy A, Harris K, Finegold K, Kellermann A, Edelman L, Sommers BD. Insurance coverage of emergency care for young adults under health reform. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 30; 368(22):2105-12. PMID: 23718165.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  107. Sommers BD, Epstein AM. U.S. governors and the Medicaid expansion--no quick resolution in sight. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 07; 368(6):496-9. PMID: 23323866.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Sommers BD, Buchmueller T, Decker SL, Carey C, Kronick R. The Affordable Care Act has led to significant gains in health insurance and access to care for young adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):165-74. PMID: 23255048.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Sommers BD, Baicker K, Epstein AM. Mortality and access to care among adults after state Medicaid expansions. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 13; 367(11):1025-34. PMID: 22830435.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  110. Sommers BD, Desai N, Fiskio J, Licurse A, Thorndike M, Katz JT, Bates DW. An educational intervention to improve cost-effective care among medicine housestaff: a randomized controlled trial. Acad Med. 2012 Jun; 87(6):719-28. PMID: 22534589.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Hwang A, Rosenbaum S, Sommers BD. Creation of state basic health programs would lead to 4 percent fewer people churning between Medicaid and exchanges. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1314-20. PMID: 22665844.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Sommers BD, Tomasi MR, Swartz K, Epstein AM. Reasons for the wide variation in Medicaid participation rates among states hold lessons for coverage expansion in 2014. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 May; 31(5):909-19. PMID: 22566429.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  113. Sommers BD, Bindman AB. New physicians, the Affordable Care Act, and the changing practice of medicine. JAMA. 2012 Apr 25; 307(16):1697-8. PMID: 22535852.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  114. Sommers BD, Kronick R. The Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage for young adults. JAMA. 2012 Mar 07; 307(9):913-4. PMID: 22396509.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  115. Sommers BD, Swartz K, Epstein A. Policy makers should prepare for major uncertainties in Medicaid enrollment, costs, and needs for physicians under health reform. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Nov; 30(11):2186-93. PMID: 22031717.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  116. Sommers BD, Epstein AM. Why states are so miffed about Medicaid--economics, politics, and the "woodwork effect". N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 14; 365(2):100-2. PMID: 21675913.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  117. Choi M, Sommers BD, McWilliams JM. Children's health insurance and access to care during and after the CHIP expansion period. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 May; 22(2):576-89. PMID: 21551935.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  118. Sommers BD. A death in primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):456-7. PMID: 21053087.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  119. Sommers BD, Fargo JD, Lyons MS, Shope JT, Sommers MS. Societal costs of risky driving: an economic analysis of high-risk patients visiting an urban emergency department. Traffic Inj Prev. 2011 Apr; 12(2):149-58. PMID: 21469022.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  120. Sommers BD, Rosenbaum S. Issues in health reform: how changes in eligibility may move millions back and forth between medicaid and insurance exchanges. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Feb; 30(2):228-36. PMID: 21289343.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  121. Sommers BD, Epstein AM. Medicaid expansion--the soft underbelly of health care reform? N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 25; 363(22):2085-7. PMID: 21105788.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  122. Sommers BD. Routine screening for silent pulmonary embolism is harmful and unnecessary. Am J Med. 2010 Dec; 123(12):e15. author reply e17. PMID: 20961520.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  123. Sommers BD. Why lowering health costs should be a key adjunct to slowing health spending growth. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Sep; 29(9):1651-5. PMID: 20820021.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  124. Sommers BD. Enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP: a research update. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Jul; 29(7):1350-5. PMID: 20606187.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  125. Sommers BD. Targeting in Medicaid: The Costs and Enrollment Effects of Medicaid’s Citizenship Documentation Requirement. Journal of Public Economics. 2010; 94(1-2):174-182. View Publication.
  126. Sommers BD, Zeckhauser R. Probabilities and preferences: what economics can teach doctors and patients making difficult treatment decisions. Urol Oncol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 26(6):669-73. PMID: 18996317.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  127. Sommers BD, Beard CJ, D'Amico AV, Kaplan I, Richie JP, Zeckhauser RJ. Predictors of patient preferences and treatment choices for localized prostate cancer. Cancer. 2008 Oct 15; 113(8):2058-67. PMID: 18704993.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  128. Sommers BD. Loss of health insurance among non-elderly adults in Medicaid. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):1-7. PMID: 18810555.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  129. Gates DM, Succop P, Brehm BJ, Gillespie GL, Sommers BD. Obesity and presenteeism: the impact of body mass index on workplace productivity. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Jan; 50(1):39-45. PMID: 18188080.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  130. Sommers BD, Beard CJ, D'Amico AV, Dahl D, Kaplan I, Richie JP, Zeckhauser RJ. Decision analysis using individual patient preferences to determine optimal treatment for localized prostate cancer. Cancer. 2007 Nov 15; 110(10):2210-7. PMID: 17893907.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  131. Sommers BD. Why millions of children eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP are uninsured: poor retention versus poor take-up. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):w560-7. PMID: 17656394.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  132. Deibel TL, Sommers BD, Gilmore R, Sagalowsky A, Shore N. Talking to patients about risk. Urol Oncol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 25(4):348-50. PMID: 17628307.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  133. Sommers BD. Protecting low-income children's access to care: are physician visits associated with reduced patient dropout from Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program? Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):e36-42. PMID: 16818535.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  134. Sommers BD. Insuring children or insuring families: do parental and sibling coverage lead to improved retention of children in Medicaid and CHIP? J Health Econ. 2006 Nov; 25(6):1154-69. PMID: 16753234.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  135. Wachterman MW, Sommers BD. The impact of gender and marital status on end-of-life care: evidence from the National Mortality Follow-Back Survey. J Palliat Med. 2006 Apr; 9(2):343-52. PMID: 16629564.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  136. Sommers BD. The impact of program structure on children's disenrollment from Medicaid and SCHIP. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Nov-Dec; 24(6):1611-8. PMID: 16284035.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  137. Sommers BD. Who really pays for health insurance? The incidence of employer-provided health insurance with sticky nominal wages. Int J Health Care Finance Econ. 2005 Mar; 5(1):89-118. PMID: 15714265.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  138. Sommers BD. From Medicaid to uninsured: drop-out among children in public insurance programs. Health Serv Res. 2005 Feb; 40(1):59-78. PMID: 15663702.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  139. Sommers BD. Economics of antibiotic administration. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2003 Mar; 15(1):89-96, ix. PMID: 12597044.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  140. Cohen T, Sommers B, Murray M. The effect of drug resistance on the fitness of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Jan; 3(1):13-21. PMID: 12505028.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  141. Sommers B. Provision of health care: how much, if any, are we entitled to? Princet J Bioeth. 2000; 3(1):59-69. PMID: 11936138.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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