Uninsured Americans Are Half As Likely To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine Even Though It ’s Free, New Data Shows
The federal government is providing Covid-19 vaccines free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

What if the American Rescue Plan’s Enhanced Marketplace Subsidies Were Made Permanent? Estimates for 2022
The number of uninsured in the United States would fall by 4.2 million if policymakers made a temporary provision in the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) permanent, according to analysis by the Urban Institute. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - April 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Banthin J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

DHS Reaffirms that Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine
With everyone ages 16 and older now eligible for theCOVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to schedule an appointment. Anyone that lives, works, or studies in Wisconsin can get vaccinated for free —even if you cannot provide proof of residency, do not have a valid state identification card, or do not have insurance. “This pandemic has proven that our health is connected with the health of everyone in our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Acquisition of medicaid at the time of injury: an opportunity for sustainable insurance coverage - Jaramillo JD, Arnow K, Trickey AW, Dickerson K, Wagner TH, Harris AHS, Tran LD, Bereknyei S, Morris AM, Spain DA, Knowlton LM.
INTRODUCTION: Uninsured trauma patients are at higher risk of mortality, limited access to postdischarge resources and catastrophic health expenditure. Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE), enacted with the 2014 Affordable Care Act, enables uninsured pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical Preventive Service Use Varies Across the United States
Insurance status is dominant factor linked to service use; use of nine of 10 services lower for uninsured (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Uninsured Rate for People of Reproductive Age Ticked Up Between 2016 and 2019
After years of dramatic improvement under the  Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate for people of reproductive age ticked upward under destructive Trump-era policies. Moreover, major disparities in the uninsured rates remain by income, race and ethnicity, and citizenship. To improve the health of U.S. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Billions in New Obamacare Subsidies Are Now Available on Healthcare.gov
Nearly everyone with a marketplace health plan can seek more financial help. Many uninsured Americans and people who buy their insurance elsewhere can also benefit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Aid (US) HealthCare.gov Source Type: news

On The Anniversary Of Obamacare, President Biden Extends Sign-Up Period Through August 15
On Obamacare's 11th anniversary, Joe Biden extended the Healthcare.gov Special Enrollment Period, giving millions of uninsured Americans until August 15 to get covered. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 Source Type: news

Critics: Doctor's note for vaccine unfairly penalizing poor
Critics in Florida say a doctor’s signature required for some people to get vaccinated is adding onerous barriers for some eligible residents, especially low-income or minority people who may not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Free clinic serving uninsured in Winston-Salem, western Triad reopens at new site
A free clinic led by students at Wake Forest School of Medicine reopens at a new site to serve the 12 out of 100 local residents who lack insurance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Column: California's vaccine distribution has been chaotic. Could it get worse with Blue Shield?
Why is California putting an insurance company in charge of vaccinating millions of uninsured people anyway? Will this really help achieve equity? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika D. Smith Source Type: news

Column: California's vaccine distribution has been chaotic. It could get worse with Blue Shield
Why is California putting an insurance company in charge of vaccinating millions of uninsured people anyway? Will this really help achieve equity? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika D. Smith Source Type: news

Major cardiovascular risk factor rates are high in the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population
(American Heart Association) While most Hispanic/Latino people in the U.S. were aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, less than half of the adults in a study of stroke survivors had healthy blood pressure and cholesterol, and about half had healthy blood sugar levels.Targeted prevention programs may help Hispanic/Latino people avoid a second stroke and other events, especially among older adults, women, the uninsured and those born or living in the U.S. for more than 10 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How immigration policies can harm health: Study sheds light on ‘public charge’ rule
Immigration policies like the Trump-era expansion of the “public charge” rule that made it harder for immigrants on public assistance to obtain legal residency can have a chilling effect on the health and well-being of immigrant communities in California, according to astudy released today by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The study, based on data from  the center ’s 2019 California Health Interview Survey, shows  that 1 in 4 low-income immigrant adults in the state  have  avoided accessing public assistance like health, food or housing programs at some point for fear o...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Among the Uninsured of Tampa Bay: A Free Clinic Study
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

You May Be Surprised by the Type of American Who is Postponing Basic Health Care During the Pandemic
There’s more than one way to get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can contract the virus, of course, as more than 28 million Americans already have. Or you can dodge the disease but still suffer from the disruption caused by quarantines and social distancing, if they lead you to neglect routine health care. That, a new TIME-Harris Poll survey shows, is just what too many of us are doing. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-15f249b5273bbd9b00ac5da4e954d4a6') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.contentWindow.postMe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Health Insurance Marketplace Has Reopened; Now Is The Time To Get Covered
Now through May 15, 2021, people in 36 states can sign up for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace. For millions of uninsured Americans, getting health insurance may be cheaper than they think. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

Democrats ’ Push to Expand Medicaid Depends on Red States Taking the Bait
Every week, Shellie Fry carefully plans out each meal she, her 81-year-old father, and her 30-year-old son will eat. She buys the least amount of food she thinks they can manage because money has been tight since her father lost his job cleaning charter buses in March, after the pandemic hit. Without health insurance, she pays out of pocket for the medications she needs for her bipolar disorder, heartburn and blood pressure, and by the time the family pays its other bills, as well as her father’s Medicare contribution and medications, there is little money left. “I’ve had a few times where I just didn&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mexico: Health System Review.
Authors: González Block MÁ, Reyes Morales H, Hurtado LC, Balandrán A, Méndez E Abstract This analysis of the Mexican health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The Mexican health system consists of three main components operating in parallel: 1) employment-based social insurance schemes, 2) public assistance services for the uninsured supported by a financial protection scheme, and 3) a private sector composed of service providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical and medical...
Source: Health systems in transition - February 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

United States: Health System Review.
Authors: Rice T, Rosenau P, Unruh LY, Barnes AJ Abstract This analysis of the US health system reviews the developments in organization and governance, health financing, healthcare provision, health reforms and health system performance. The US health system has both considerable strengths and notable weaknesses. It has a large and well-trained health workforce and a wide range of high-quality medical specialists, as well as secondary and tertiary institutions, a robust health sector research programme and, for selected services, among the best medical outcomes in the world. But it also suffers from incomplete cove...
Source: Health systems in transition - February 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

EOP: Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
Executive Order from the Executive Office of the President directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consider establishing a Special Enrollment Period for uninsured and underinsured Americans to seek coverage through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Executive Order also directs the leaders of all executive departments and agencies to review all existing regulations, guidance, and other agency actions regarding Medicaid and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and revokesExecutive Order 13765 of January 20, 2017, andExecutive Order 13813 of October 12, ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What America ’s Richest Ski Town’s Handling of COVID-19 Says About the Country
Tucked in the shadow of the Tetons, the town of Jackson, Wy., and surrounding Teton County is home to less than 25,000 fulltime residents, but annually hosts over 2.5 million visitors. The valley’s natural beauty attracts an influx of tourists, who in turn are responsible for roughly 30% of the region’s jobs and over $1 billion in annual revenue, but this year, visitors came with an unwelcome price tag for locals: “Every time in this pandemic that we’ve had an influx of visitation, whether that’s second homeowners, or people just coming for a weekend, it follows with an uptick in cases and hos...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucas Isakowitz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

DEADLINE EXTENDED: You've got a few more days to nominate for Health Care Heroes
The deadline to nominate for Louisville Business First's 2021 Health Care Heroes awards program has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. This will be the only deadline extension for the program. Help LBF recognize those who have made an impact on health care in our community through their concern for patients, research and inventions, management skills, innovative programs for employees and service to the poor and uninsured. A virtual event to recognize honorees is scheduled for early Apr il,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Shea Van Hoy Source Type: news

Biden opens 'Obamacare' window for uninsured as COVID rages
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, uninsured, low-income Americans are getting a new chance to sign up for subsidized health care benefits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

With New Executive Order, President Biden Gives Uninsured Americans More Health Insurance Options
President Biden is making it easier for millions of uninsured Americans to sign up for health insurance with an an executive order to reopen Healthcare.gov. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

Many Uninsured Adults Have Not Tried to Enroll in Medicaid or Marketplace Coverage
As the COVID-19 recession continues, this research demonstrates the urgency of raising awareness about available coverage options among uninsured people, educating them about eligibility rules and affordability, and helping them enroll in coverage. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - January 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Haley JM Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Pennsylvania could reopen ACA marketplace if Biden administration does nationally
The Biden administration ’s reported plan to reopen the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace to allow more uninsured people to buy coverage beyond the previous enrollment dates could spark a similar move in Pennsylvania, which has its own newly opened marketplace called Pennie. Millions of Pennsylvanians get their hea lth insurance coverage on Pennie and tens of millions more receive it on the federal marketplace healthcare.gov. Enrollment on the federal marketplace ended Dec. 15 and Pennie enrollment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pennsylvania could reopen ACA marketplace if Biden administration does nationally
The Biden administration ’s reported plan to reopen the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace to allow more uninsured people to buy coverage beyond the previous enrollment dates could spark a similar move in Pennsylvania, which has its own newly opened marketplace called Pennie. Millions of Pennsylvanians get their hea lth insurance coverage on Pennie and tens of millions more receive it on the federal marketplace healthcare.gov. Enrollment on the federal marketplace ended Dec. 15 and Pennie enrollment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

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