A national analysis of pediatric firearm violence and the effects of race and insurance status on risk of mortality - Rosenbaum K, Grigorian A, Yeates E, Kuza C, Kim D, Inaba K, Dolich M, Nahmias J.
OBJECTIVES: To perform a national analysis of pediatric firearm violence (PFV), hypothesizing that black and uninsured patients would have higher risk of mortality. METHODS: The Trauma Quality Improvement Program (2014-2016) was queried for PFV pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: Medical Scheme Reserves - a Shot in the Arm for Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Maverick] Were it not for a much-maligned solvency policy used to regulate medical schemes 20 years ago, schemes would most likely be struggling to cover their own members for Covid-19 vaccines and be unable to fund millions of uninsured members of the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Insulin ’s Out-Of-Pocket Cost Burden To Diabetic Patients Continues To Rise Despite Reduced Net Costs To PBMs
While net costs of insulin to PBMs and payers have decreased in recent years, owing to steep rebates, these savings have not necessarily been passed through to patients. Patients are either paying the full retail price if uninsured or in the deductible phase, or co-insurance based on the list price. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Medicare Buy-In Would Lower Uninsured By Just 67,000: Report
Most buying into Medicare under Democratic proposals would already have coverage. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance
A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy MaloletkaBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 (IPS) According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. And according to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods, access to food and the ability to survive. The World Economic Forum states that ‘With some ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Government Starts Health Insurance Scheme for Uninsured Nigerians
[Premium Times] The Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) will be run by NHIS (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of Covid-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey's and North Carolina's average cost per case of $586 and $472, respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing and treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

Coalition seizes on pandemic to boost 'Obamacare' sign-ups
A coalition of states, health care groups and activists is striving to drum up “Obamacare” sign-ups among millions of uninsured Americans as COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled in many communities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of COVID-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey and North Carolina with a case costing, on average, $586 and $472 respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing an d treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

COVID-19 reimbursement claims skyrocket in Texas compared to the rest of the nation
Since the onset of COVID-19, nearly $330 million in reimbursements claims have been requested for the care and treatment of Texas' uninsured population. With a cost per case of $395, Texas had the third-highest cost per case in QuoteWizards' report for the U.S. Above Texas were New Jersey and North Carolina with a case costing, on average, $586 and $472 respectively. So far this year, the government has reimbursed $1.5 billion for the testing an d treatment of the coronavirus for America’s uninsured… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Ajamy Source Type: news

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up
After dropping dramatically with passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans began to rise starting in 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in a report earlier this month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Free Medical Marijuana Will Be Available to the Uninsured in Argentina
Many used medical cannabis already, but now they won’t go to jail for it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2021 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2021. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment and prevention: challenges and opportunities - Ryan EP, Oquendo MA.
Despite increased access to mental health care for the previously uninsured and expanding evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, psychotic, and substance use disorders, suicide is on the rise in the United States. Since 1999, the age-adjusted suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Under-insured transgender americans turn to riskier sources for gender-affirming hormones
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Transgender people who lack access to insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy are more likely to use hormones from sources other than a licensed prescriber, compared to those with insurance coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underinsured Transgender People Are Turning To Riskier Sources For Hormones
Study finds that nearly 170,000 people who are transgender access hormones from friends, online or other non-licensed sources, which poses health and safety risks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership Diversity & Inclusion /diversity-inclusion Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Are Dying. This One Saved Itself —And Its Community
In September 2017, two weeks after Hurricane Irma pummeled South Georgia, Angela Ammons found her hospital on life support. It was her first day as CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital. As she walked the halls, past oversized framed photos of the nearby Okefenokee Swamp, she felt relieved that the hurricane had spared the facility, but overwhelmed by the growing list of longstanding problems, from broken equipment to low staff morale. Soon after, an auditor informed Ammons of the hospital’s ninth consecutive year in the red. The hospital had just enough cash to pay for a couple more days of operations. With only two of it...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Blau Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2021 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2021. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biden Victory: What It Means for COVID, Health Care
he former vice president has sketched out a big health agenda: ramping up the federal response to COVID-19, boosting the Affordable Care Act, creating a new “public option” to cover uninsured Americans, and expanding Medicare and Medicaid. But the president-elect’s long to-do list on health is likely to face significant roadblocks in Congress and the courts, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACA Offers Protection as the COVID-19 Pandemic Erodes Employer Health Insurance Coverage
Urban Institute fact sheet explains that ACA protections prevented a rise in the uninsured rate as millions lost employer-sponsored insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - November 6, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Karpman M Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

ACA results in fewer low-income uninsured, but non-urgent ER visits haven't changed
(Washington State University) Since the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion program went into effect 10 years ago, the U.S. has seen a larger reduction in the number of uninsured low-income, rural residents, compared to their urban contemporaries. But the likelihood of repeated visits to emergency rooms for non-urgent reasons has not decreased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Election —And a Coming Supreme Court Decision—Will Decide the Future of American Health Care
It’s safe to say that COVID-19, the country’s worst public health crisis in a generation, was the single most important issue in the 2020 Presidential race. It warped the campaign, sickened a candidate, and shaped not only voters’ opinions, but how they cast their ballots. But amidst this unprecedented crisis, the topic of American health care—the single most important issue in the 2018 midterm race—got relatively little attention once the primary was over. The candidates rarely gave speeches about insurance premiums or co-pays, and most Americans remain unclear about what, exactly, BidenCare...
Source: TIME: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

North Carolina has $7.8M to help health care providers with Covid payments. But it'll go quickly.
North Carolina will reimburse health care providers for portions of Covid-19 related care for uninsured patients – but it's on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

North Carolina has $7.8M to help health-care providers with Covid-19 payments. But it'll go quickly.
North Carolina will reimburse health-care providers for portions of Covid-related care for uninsured patients — but it's on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

North Carolina has $7.8M to help health care providers with Covid payments. But it'll go quickly.
North Carolina will reimburse health care providers for portions of Covid-19 related care for uninsured patients – but it's on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Beyond the List: What percentage of Missourians lack health insurance?
The percentage of uninsured Missourians grew between 2018 and 2019, estimates show. That number is likely even higher now due to Covid-19 layoffs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lea Konczal Source Type: news

No One Tells Patients Their COVID Hospital Bills Are Covered No One Tells Patients Their COVID Hospital Bills Are Covered
An investigation into his death found that, like many uninsured COVID-19 patients, he had never been told that cost shouldn't be a concern.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Obamacare Insurer Centene ’s CEO: SCOTUS Won’t Put Americans ‘On The Streets With No Insurance’
The CEO of large Obamacare provider Centene says the Supreme Court won ’t overturn the Affordable Care Act and toss millions of Americans onto “the streets with no insurance.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 business pharma Source Type: news

Racial, socioeconomic disparities in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer treatment
(Boston Medical Center) A new study shows that Black individuals with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer are less likely to receive chemotherapy for their disease compared to white and other racial groups. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the results indicate that individuals who are Black, elderly, uninsured, or have non-private health insurance and lower education levels, were less likely to be treated with chemotherapy for this type of lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insurance Tied to Odds of Cancer Surgery at High - Volume Centers
Uninsured, Medicare - , Medicaid - insured less likely to receive surgical cancer care at high - volume hospital (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Insurance Tied to Odds of Cancer Surgery at High-Volume Centers
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Uninsured, Medicare-insured, and Medicaid-insured patients with breast, prostate, or lung cancer are less likely to receive surgical care at high-volume hospitals compared with privately insured patients, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study reveals disparities in access to high-quality surgical care
(Wiley) Among U.S. patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer from 2004 to 2016, those who were uninsured or had Medicare or Medicaid were less likely than privately insured patients to receive surgical care at high-volume hospitals. The findings are published inCANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

ACA's Role as Safety Net Is Tested by COVID Recession ACA's Role as Safety Net Is Tested by COVID Recession
The upshot, studies indicate, is that even with the new options and expanded safety net created by the ACA, by the end of summer a record number of people were poised to become newly uninsured.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Getting Health Care Was Already Tough in Rural Areas. The Pandemic Has Made It Worse
Provides an overview of a nationwide poll that reported one in every four households have been unable to get medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, widening the disparities that already exist in rural communities. Describes that in rural areas, some obstacles to healthcare include high rates of uninsured residents, small healthcare workforce, and an increase of hospital closures. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 7, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Growth in 340B program has not translated to improvements for patients
Is 340B benefiting the vulnerable, uninsured patients it was designed to help? That ’s the most important question policymakers should be asking in any discussion about the 340B program. Unfortunately, this program is essentially a black box with lax reporting requirements and weak oversight – which means there is little to no clear evidence that patients consistently benefit f rom the massive discounts on medicines provided to 340B covered entities. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: 340B 340B Spotlight Source Type: news

Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured with most saying it is because coverage is too expensive
A new CDC report found that 14.5% of adults between ages 18 and 64 were uninsured in 2019, with 73.7% reporting that it was because they believe coverage was too costly for them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even before pandemic struck, more US adults were uninsured
About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some workers face looming cutoffs in health insurance
Not only are businesses shedding workers, with the nation ’s unemployed numbering roughly 13.6 million, but employers are also cutting expenses like health coverage, and projections of rising numbers of uninsured have grown bleak. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Reed Abelson Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

As the COVID-19 Recession Extended Into the Summer of 2020, More Than 3 Million Adults Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage and 2 Million Became Uninsured
The Household Pulse Survey offers a snapshot of how health insurance coverage changed between April 23–May 12 and July 9–21, 2020, as the COVID-19 recession extended into the summer and millions of adults remained unemployed. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Dashboard reveals COVID-19 ’s impact on Californians’ jobs, mental health
With more than 13,000 deaths and more than 712,000 confirmed cases in California alone, the COVID-19 pandemic has already had profound and lasting effects on the nation ’s most populous state.Now, UCLA ’sCalifornia Health Interview Survey haspublished preliminary data from its 2020 survey, shedding new light on the pandemic ’s effects on employment and home life in California. The figures provide further confirmation that the state’s vulnerable groups are among those being hardest hit by the crisis.The California Health Interview Survey is conducted annually by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Americans sick with Covid disproportionately poor, minorities, uninsured and food insecure
(Physicians for a National Health Program) A new study finds that working-age adults who stayed home sick with symptoms of coronavirus in April-May were more likely to be people of color (Black, Hispanic, Asian), low-income, and have less education, compared to adults who remained working or who were absent from work because of non-Covid illness. The Covid group also had high rates of uninsurance and food insecurity, which could inform any future efforts to help those most impacted by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Social Norms and Self-Management Ability Social Norms and Self-Management Ability
Are higher levels of social norms associated with better self-management skills? A new study looks at the possible connection among low-income, uninsured primary care patients.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Program to Cover Uninsured Covid-19 Patients Falls Short of Promise
Some patients are still receiving staggering bills. Others don ’t qualify because conditions other than Covid-19 were their primary diagnosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2020) Hospitals United States Politics and Government Medicaid Federal Aid (US) Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Serbia: Health System Review.
Authors: Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Vasic M, Vukovic D, Jankovic J, Jovic-Vranes A, Santric-Milicevic M, Terzic-Supic Z, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Serbian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The health of the Serbian population has improved over the last decade. Life expectancy at birth increased slightly in recent years, but it remains, for example, around 5 years below the average across European Union countries. Some favourable trends have been observed in health status ...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Maharashtra government to retain price cap on private hospitals
Maharashtra govt is set to extend till November the cap on rates that private hospitals can charge for treatment of Covid-19, according to people in the know. The move will help keep hospital beds within reach of coronavirus patients who do not have insurance cover to pay for treatment. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgeon struck off after botched ops
Patients awarded thousands in compensation have not been paid as he did not have insurance. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Expanding Medicaid to all states could reduce the number of uninsured by 28 percent based on pre-COVID-19 data, according to a report released by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Michael Simpson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows large gaps in access to oral health care for poorest Californians
A newpolicy brief from the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that low-income California adults are less likely to receive timely dental care like regular checkups and are more likely to visit the dentist for specific problems than those with higher incomes — a fact that holds true even for low-income residents who have dental insurance.The study authors found that among those adults with the lowest incomes, 59% had seen a dentist within the last year, compared with 80% for higher-income residents. The disparity persisted even for those with private dental insurance, with 75% of the lowest-income...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news