Samuel S. Richardson received his PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University and holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. A health economist by training, his research broadly addresses when and how government should intervene in health care markets. His current work focuses specifically on how health care providers respond to payment incentives, and how to set up payment policies that lead to efficient provision of high-quality care. His research has been published in JAMA and Health Services Research.

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Media MentionSeptember 26, 2014
Texans Signing Up for Obamacare Will Have More Choices This Year

People shopping for health insurance on the federal marketplace in Texas will have more options when the enrollment period begins again later this year. Sixteen companies will offer health insurance plans in Texas through the federal marketplace this time around, when open enrollment begins Nov. 15 for coverage starting in 2015.

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NewsAugust 5, 2014
In-Depth Analysis of Affordable Care Act Implementation in Texas Released by LBJ School

Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.

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NewsJune 6, 2014
Sam Richardson to Receive Hogg Foundation Grant to Study Mental Health

Assistant Professor Sam Richardson was awarded a grant of $19,250 by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to head a unique project that will effectively map the mental health workforce shortage in Texas. Using ArGIS software to create interactive maps that combine census data with addresses of licensed mental health providers, as well as incorporating data on income and race/ethnicity, Richardson’s study aims to provide a more detailed understanding of mental health workforce shortages in the state.

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