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Health insurance is any program that assists with payment for medical expenses, whether through privately purchased insurance, social insurance or a social welfare program funded by the government. This category includes news on legislation and employer h

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Few older Americans have dental insurance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Study shows 1 in 6 girls report experiencing an episode of clinical depression over previous year.

Large population-based studies bolster evidence that insurance status affects cancer patients' health and survival

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:00 PST

Two new studies indicate that health insurance status may impact patients' health outcomes following a diagnosis of cancer.

Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among liver transplant recipients

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among people who received liver transplants funded by commercial insurance.

United States Health Care Reform: Progress to date and next steps

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PST

The Affordable Care Act has made significant progress toward solving long-standing challenges facing the U.S.

Universal health coverage 'prevented cancer death increase' in economic crisis

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PST

Universal healthcare protected against the health effects of higher unemployment and lower public spending in the 2008-2010 global economic crisis.

Doctors call for single-payer health reform, cite need to move beyond the Affordable Care Act

Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 PST

The American Journal of Public Health publishes physicians' call for sweeping single-payer reform with detailed proposal signed by over 2,200 doctors nationwide.

Middle-aged adults with hearing loss have substantially higher health care costs

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PST

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D.

Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST

Confusion higher for Texans who bought individual health insurance.Texans who bought their own health insurance were less likely to understand basic terms and how to use their plans compared with...

Endocrine society calls for integrative approach to improve diabetes care

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST

To provide integrated care for people who have diabetes and may be at risk of developing related medical complications, the U.S.

Study: Half of parents of uninsured minority children unaware they are Medicaid eligible

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study also reveals substantial heath and healthcare issues for uninsured children and financial burden on families.

Out-of-hospital births are on the rise

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PST

United States' out-of-hospital births increased to nearly 60,000 in 2014, continuing a decade-long increase.

'Cadillac tax' on health benefits will hit middle class hardest: study

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:00:00 PST

Although both liberal and conservative economists have denounced the longstanding exemption of employment-based health benefits from taxes as tantamount to a "regressive" tax subsidy that unfairly...

Time spent obtaining prior authorization for children and adolescents requiring psychiatric hospitalization

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PST

A study published online in American Journal of Emergency Medicine found lengthy waits for severely ill child and adolescent psychiatric patients in need of immediate hospitalization due, in part...

The 6th Global mHealth App Developer Economics Study Has Been Launched

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST

From today, we're inviting industry stakeholders to share their experiences and insights regarding the current and future state of mHealth in the world's largest annual study.

Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating hodgkin lymphoma

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PST

UC Davis researcher also links insurance status with higher mortality.African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a...

New report: Most uninsured Texans say cost of health insurance too high

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST

Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report released by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public...

Better healthcare could reduce crippling personal costs of tuberculosis care in China

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:00:00 PST

Improved universal healthcare is urgently needed to lower catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) for low-income tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, according to a study published in the open access...

Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PST

Contrary to popular perceptions, taxpayers fund 64 percent of US health care, more public dollars per capita than the citizens of other nations -- including those with universal health programs.

Socio-economic status may impact care of children with epilepsy

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PST

Socio-economic status may influence the use of health resources among children with epilepsy, even in a universal health insurance system.

Young people after Obamacare: Some ER visits down, others way up

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PST

"While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), visits for mental illnesses in this age...

BU study finds geography influences government grading of medicare advantage plans

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:00:00 PST

Geographic location is an important predictor of the quality grades assigned to Medicare Advantage insurance plans, and the federal government should consider accounting for geographic differences...

New report shows fewer Texans have problems paying medical bills

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:00:00 PST

Fewer Texans say they have problems paying their medical bills in 2015 compared with 2013, according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the...

Fast & sharp: Medicaid expansion gives hospitals immediate relief from uninsured care

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 04:00:00 PST

50 percent drop in uninsured hospital stays seen in expansion states, compared with no change in non-expansion states.

Traditional Medicaid expansion and 'private option' both improve access to health care

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 04:00:00 PST

Two different approaches used by states to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults -- traditional expansion and the 'private option' -- appear to be similarly successful in reducing numbers...