My current research interests include the health benefits of direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs (DTCA), and the impact of expansion of Medicaid with respect to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
My current research focuses on the cost and benefits of DTCA. In summary, my empirical research indicates that a substantial number of consumers are receiving life-extending benefits of advertising or Rx drugs that would not have occurred in the absence of this form of advertising.
My current research involves the issue of the expansion of the federal Medicaid program as a result of the ACA. The focus of this research will be on the effects of expanding Medicaid as a means of providing health insurance. My research will focus on the expansion of the number of consumers that are enrolled in Medicaid in the State of Connecticut. Data will be collected to measure the number of enrollees who will actually have access to physician services given that physicians are not mandated to accept Medicaid for reimbursement for medical care.