The value of productive time is harder to measure than the cost of care, but it matters, too.

A researcher at the University of Indiana and her colleagues recently reported that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion program may have given low-income childless adults in the states that took expansion money one extra healthy work day per month.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.