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Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to more than 50 million children, families, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disab



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Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.



Insurance status impacts complication rates after shoulder replacement surgery

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance.



Examining different accountable care organization payment models

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Two new studies published online by JAMA Internal Medicine take a look at different accountable care organization (ACO) payment models.The first study by J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.



Many older adults with epilepsy may not be receiving optimal care

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many older adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy in the United States are being prescribed older anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), and only half begin treatment with AEDs within the first 30 days of a...



New survey finds many Americans want changes to ACA but few support immediate repeal

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want...



Most primary care doctors 'strongly endorse' key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Proponents of repealing the Affordable Care Act, including President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, have argued that the law places an undue burden on...



Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it...



Sepsis trumps CMS's four medical conditions tracked for readmission rates

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sepsis accounts for considerably more hospital readmissions and associated costs than any of the four medical conditions tracked by the federal government to measure quality of care and guide...



The ACA increased coverage and access for the chronically ill, but many still face barriers to care

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased insurance coverage and access to care for patients with chronic medical conditions, but a year after the law took full effect, many...



Who is at risk to lose insurance if Affordable Care Act changed or repealed?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

If Congress changes or repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which adults are at risk of losing health insurance?



Patients face 'surprise' medical bills from out-of-network specialists

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The average anesthesiologist, emergency physician, pathologist and radiologist charge more than four times what Medicare pays for similar services, often leaving privately-insured consumers stuck...



Medicaid expansion linked to better care quality at health centers

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

As the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and members of the 115th U.S.



Primary care physician involvement at end of life associated with less costly, less intensive care

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Regions of the country with greater primary care physician involvement in the last six months of life appear to have lower-intensity, lower-cost end-of-life care. The research by Claire K.



Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...



Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 percent

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation.



Hospital readmission rates decrease after federal law levies financial penalties for readmissions

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Financial penalties levied under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program lead to the poorest performing hospitals to achieve the greatest reductions in readmission...



Patients treated by female doctors less likely to die, study shows

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates whether patient outcomes differ with the gender of the physician. Researchers examine mortality and hospital readmission rates.



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...



Breast cancer: Similarly effective treatments vary in cost

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The cost of treatment for breast cancer varies widely, and even women with full health insurance are paying high out-of-pocket costs, a new study reveals.



Study examines reasons for high cost of prescriptions drugs in U.S., approaches to reduce costs

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

High prescription drug prices are attributable to several causes, including the approach the U.S.



Socioeconomic factors - not race or ethnicity - influence survival of younger patients with multiple myeloma

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell, have led to improved survival predominantly among young and white patients, with less of an...



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.



Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to...