Evaluation of health care disparities in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury: does race and insurance matter? - Farrow LD, Scarcella MJ, Wentt CL, Jones MH, Spindler KP, Briskin I, Leo BM, McCoy BW, Miniaci AA, Parker RD, Rosneck JT, Sabo FM, Saluan PM, Serna A, Stearns KL, Strnad GJ, Williams JS.
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether race- or insurance-based disparities in health care exist regarding baseline knee pain, knee function, complete meniscal tear, or articular cartilage damage in patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Socialized Medicine Is Tanking Britain's Economy
The experience of our peers across the pond shows that the United States should promote choice and competition in our own healthcare system —not move to a single-payer system where government is the sole insurance provider. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Tags: Policy /policy Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare sallypipesblog Source Type: news

Patient costs for imaging skyrocket over last 20 years
Out-of-pocket costs incurred by patients receiving imaging studies nearly double...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology admins worry about staff costs in new MICI numbers Radiology heading into unknown regulatory, economic waters Insurance coverage for prostate MRI is inconsistent across the U.S. How will the MPFS proposed rule valuation changes impact radiology? Insurance type influences adherence to follow-up imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 10, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Insurers Exploited Medicare Advantage for Billions
By next year, half of Medicare beneficiaries will have a private Medicare Advantage plan. Most large insurers in the program have been accused in court of fraud. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Whistle-Blowers Suits and Litigation (Civil) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Frauds and Swindling Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Hurricane Ian uninsured, insured damages estimated between $41-70B
A new report found estimated insured and uninsured damages in Florida and impacted states following Hurricane Ian total between $41 billion and $70 billion. #hurricaneian #florida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Insurers Exploited Medicare Advantage for Billions: ‘The Cash Monster Was Insatiable’
By next year, half of Medicare beneficiaries will have a private Medicare Advantage plan. Most large insurers in the program have been accused in court of fraud. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 8, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Whistle-Blowers Suits and Litigation (Civil) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Frauds and Swindling Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Hurricane risk models'aren ’t capturing what’s happening': Former FEMA director
Florida’s insurance market was depleted long before Hurricane Ian made landfall, with six insurers deemed insolvent this year alone. The aftermath of the most powerful storm to hit Southern... #southernflorida #hurricaneian #director #insurers #storm #fema #hurricane (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meetings & Events Associate
Meetings& Events AssociateOrganizationFounded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, and promote sound policy and program development; its overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people worldwide.  The Institute is engaged in building a more inclusive, transparent and equitable organization.P...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: samin Source Type: news

New Insurance to Cover Docs' Post-Roe Legal Battles Over Abortion New Insurance to Cover Docs' Post-Roe Legal Battles Over Abortion
As physicians grapple with post-Roe legal liability over abortion, a malpractice insurer launches add-on coverage for criminal prosecutions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 7, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New comments outline ways to protect patients from health plans and PBMs who profit from patient assistance
PhRMA submittedcomments this week in response to the Department of Health& Human Services (HHS) proposed rule on the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities. As outlined in our comments, PhRMA supports many policies in the proposed rule that aim to combat discrimination in health programs and activities, including broad application of nondiscrimination provisions, promoting health equity and preventing discriminatory benefit designs. PhRMA also urges HHS to ensure patients are adequately protected from discriminatory health plan features that are used by health plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and re...
Source: The Catalyst - October 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emilie Signora Tags: Health Insurance Out-of-Pocket Costs Pharmacy Benefit Managers Equity Source Type: news

My View: Eligible for Medicare? Consider these options to choose the best plan
In this guest column, a health insurance executive offers insight to individuals who will be eligible to sign up for Medicare during the annual election period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Zach Kosky Source Type: news

South Africa: Mixed Feelings About National Health Insurance At Public Health Conference
[spotlight] National Health Insurance (NHI) was one of the hot topics at the 2022 Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference recently held in Durban. While several speakers and attendees expressed support for the principles underpinning NHI, many also expressed reservations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Busting 3 Myths About Copay Coupons
Insurer-imposed barriers like high deductibles and coinsurance shift the cost of life-saving care onto patients. Manufacturers and others have stepped forward to assist patients who face high out-of-pocket costs, using programs like copay coupons to help eligible, commercially insured patients afford their out-of-pocket costs. In fact, the share of patients staying on treatment for one year increased by up to 47% when patients used copay coupons. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Drug Cost Health Insurance Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs Medicaid Source Type: news

Dental dilemma: Supporters, opponents of ballot question square off over insurance premiums
Voters are being asked this November to decide whether Massachusetts should be the first state in the country to regulate dental insurance premiums...and the two sides are painting very different pictures of the financial impact on dental plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matt Murphy Source Type: news

The impact of health insurance on self-protection of Chinese rural residents - Li Y, Li L, Liu J.
PURPOSE: Health insurance lowers the price of medical services, which reduces the insured's demand for self-protection (such as, live a healthy lifestyle or invest in disease prevention) that could help reduce the probability of getting sick, then ex ante ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news