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Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivors
(Wolters Kluwer Health) The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back ‘Archaic’ Policy
An Oregon hospital has eliminated an “archaic” policy that would have barred an undocumented Portland resident from getting a lifesaving liver transplant. Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports. The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos’ case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limit...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime oregon Source Type: news

Report: Kansas' uninsured rate drops
Kansas is making progress on lowering its uninsured rate.   The state had 239,578 people without some form of health insurance in 2016 for an overall uninsured rate of 8.4 percent, according to a new Kansas Health Institute study released Tuesday. That’s a drop from 9.2 percent in 2015, based on data compiled for the organization’s 2017 study. The Ka nsas Health Institute is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is based in Topeka.   The 2018 report is based on the latest data available.  Kansas’… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

State Efforts to Close the Health Coverage Gap
This review examines prominent state efforts to expand health coverage to the remaining uninsured. It analyzes and compares efforts in Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado, California, and Nevada and highlights insights and themes that emerge. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Check Friday: The truth about the cost of 340B to patients
The 340B program was designed to increase access to medicines for vulnerable or uninsured patients through safety-net facilities, but all signs point to 340B doing the opposite – distorting the market andincreasing health care costs for everyonewhile at the same timegenerating record levels of profit for hospitals. Claiming that 340B operates at no cost for Americans seems a bit disingenuous.This week on Fact Check Friday, we are setting the record straight. Here are three ways 340B is currently leading to higher health care costs for Americans: (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Patients 340B 340B Spotlight Fact Check Source Type: news

Dramatic Gains in Insurance Coverage for Women of Reproductive Age Are Now in Jeopardy
The proportion of women of reproductive age (15 –44) who were uninsured dropped by 41% between 2013 and 2016, over the first three years of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major expansions to Medicaid and private insurance coverage. This considerable decline in the uninsured rate, calculated by the Guttmacher Institute using data from the U.S . (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup
The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2%, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Moody's: D.C. hospital at high risk if Congress doesn't renew federal insurance program
Moody's said the problem stems from the costs of providing health care to a higher number of uninsured patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Morning Break: Anti-Emetic Warning; Uninsured Rate Jumps; Flu Worsens Saline Shortage
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How does cost affect access to care?
This collection of charts and a related brief explore trends in access to care in the U.S. The high cost of health care can be a barrier to access for both insured people (particularly those with high deductibles) and the uninsured, and costs can be particularly burdensome for people in worse health. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade, Gallup survey suggests
The number of Americans without health-care insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, according to a new Gallup poll. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oregon not jumping on the Medicaid work requirement bandwagon
The Trump administration Thursday announced a major policy shift for the Medicaid program by encouraging states to impose work requirements on able-bodied adults on Medicaid. Ten states so far have requested waivers to run demonstration projects. Oregon isn’t among them and has no plans to submit a waiver any time soon. “Oregon’s priority is to continue to expand health coverage and reduce the uninsured rate in our state,” Oregon Health Authority spokesman Rob b Cowie said in a statement.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon not jumping on the Medicaid work requirement bandwagon
The Trump administration Thursday announced a major policy shift for the Medicaid program by encouraging states to impose work requirements on able-bodied adults on Medicaid. Ten states so far have requested waivers to run demonstration projects. Oregon isn’t among them and has no plans to submit a waiver any time soon. “Oregon’s priority is to continue to expand health coverage and reduce the uninsured rate in our state,” Oregon Health Authority spokesman Rob b Cowie said in a statement.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Healthcare For The Uninsured Is Wasteful (For A Surprising Reason)
Solutions to prevent unnecessary medical care should primarily focus on helping physicians change their habits (instead of giving patients more skin-in-the-game). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Number of Uninsured Arkansans Drops in 2016
In 2016, private health insurance coverage continued to be more prevalent than government coverage (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ESO Solutions Predicts Key EMS Trends for 2018
Austin, Texas – ESO Solutions, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments, and hospitals, today shared the trends it predicts will have the biggest impact on EMS organizations in 2018: EMS organizations will play a greater role in decision-making affecting patients; more EMS organizations will feel the influence of value-based purchasing by payers; integration and sharing of data and information between providers will increase; and finance changes will create uncertainty for EMS organizations. “2018 will see the healthcare reimbursement system remain in flux as we...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Solutions Predicts Key EMS Trends for 2018
Austin, Texas – ESO Solutions, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments, and hospitals, today shared the trends it predicts will have the biggest impact on EMS organizations in 2018: EMS organizations will play a greater role in decision-making affecting patients; more EMS organizations will feel the influence of value-based purchasing by payers; integration and sharing of data and information between providers will increase; and finance changes will create uncertainty for EMS organizations. “2018 will see the healthcare reimbursement system remain in flux as we...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

State Medicaid expansions from 1996 to 2011 led to more prenatal care for low-income mothers
FINDINGSThe Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place in 34 states between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mothers who didn ’t have insurance while they were pregnant.The expansions also led to 0.4 percent more pregnant mothers beginning prenatal care earlier in their pregnancies. And pregnant mothers with lower levels of education were 1.7 percent more likely to receive adequate prenatal care as a result of the expansions.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. has one of the highe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

State Medicaid expansions led to more prenatal care for low-income mothers
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) The Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place in 34 states between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mothers who didn't have insurance while they were pregnant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Referrals by private ERs are prevalent in communities with a public hospital
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) The practice of indirect referrals by nonpublic emergency departments and their affiliated physicians are prevalent in communities with a public hospital option. Uninsured patients are the most affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marylanders' health improved in 2017, but the state is still fighting drug problems
Maryland is the 16th healthiest state in the country, though the state continues to struggle with issues of drug overdose and infant mortality, according to a new report. The United Health Foundation recently released its 28th annual America's Health Rankings report. It detailed state and national data regarding key health indicators like smoking, drug deaths and uninsured rates. Maryland jumped up two spots in 2017, after ranking at No. 18 for the past two years. Massachusetts ranked at No.1,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Health Insurance Coverage among Children Ages 3 and Younger and Their Parents: National and State Estimates
Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), this brief finds that relatively few children ages 3 and younger were uninsured in 2015 nationally and in most states, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with increased coverage among both young children and their parents. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ohio ranks among least healthy states
A newly released ranking places Ohio in the bottom half of the nation when it comes to overall health. The Buckeye State moved up one place in the United Health Foundation’s 2017 Health Rankings Annual Report to land at No. 39 overall. It was No. 46 when it came to healthy behaviors, No. 33 for community and environment, No. 24 for policy, No. 40 for clinical care and No. 39 for outcomes. While Ohio’s strengths include a low percentage of uninsured residents, a higher number of primary care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

Final Tax Bill Set to Eliminate Mandate to Buy Insurance Final Tax Bill Set to Eliminate Mandate to Buy Insurance
Medical societies and consumer advocates warn that the move will drive up the cost of insurance and increase the number of uninsured.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate
Gutting 'Obamacare' coverage mandate is seen as increasing the number of uninsured people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Uninsured: A Primer - Key Facts about Health Insurance and the Uninsured Under the Affordable Care Act
Report provides information on how insurance has changed under the ACA, how many people remain uninsured, who they are, and why they lack health coverage. It also summarizes what we know about the impact that a lack of insurance can have on health outcomes and personal finances and the difference health insurance can make in people's lives. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Commonwealth Fund Health Care Access Scorecard: Uninsured Rate Drops Substantially in Most States and People Are Better Able to Afford Health Care; Gains at Risk If Individual Mandate Repealed, Chip Funding Not Renewed
Forty-seven states saw their adult uninsured rate drop by five percentage points or more in the first three years following the Affordable Care Act’s major health coverage expansions, according to a new Commonwealth Fund scorecard assessing access to health care. New Mexico’s rate dropped the most between 2013 and 2016, from 28 percent to 13 percent. A dozen other states, meanwhile, saw double-digit drops: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and West Virginia.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ohio ranks among least healthy states
A newly released ranking places Ohio in the bottom half of the nation when it comes to overall health. The Buckeye State moved up one place in the United Health Foundation’s 2017 Health Rankings Annual Report to land at No. 39 overall. It was No. 46 when it came to healthy behaviors, No. 33 for community and environment, No. 24 for policy, No. 40 for clinical care and No. 39 for outcomes. While Ohio’s strengths include a low percentage of uninsured residents, a higher number of primary care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

Massachusetts Ranked Healthiest State In The Nation
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent (CNN) — Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America’s Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation. The rankings take into account a variety of health factors, such as rates of infectious diseases, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Health Insurance Source Type: news

$6.6 million grant will fund UCLA-led study on how to increase use of HPV vaccine
The discovery of human papillomavirus, or HPV, as a major cause of many cancers — including cervical, anal, oropharyngeal, vaginal, vulvar and penile — and the subsequent development of prophylactic HPV vaccines was a revolution in cancer prevention.But 10 years after the vaccine ’s introduction, HPV vaccination rates among U.S. adolescents remain unacceptably low. Now, a five-year study led by UCLA cancer researcher Roshan Bastani will examine the comparative effectiveness of strategies designed to increase the number of adolescents who receive the HPV vaccine. The work i s being funded by a $6.6 million...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Differences in Cancer Survival by Type of Insurance
Survival up in patients with private insurance, Medicare; no change or drop with other, no insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Thousands of kids could lose health insurance next month if Congress doesn't act fast
States plan to notify families soon they may not have insurance for their kids. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California's uninsured rate hits lowest level ever
The number of people with health insurance hit a record high in the California this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week. California’s uninsured rate dropped from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.8 percent from January to June — outpacing the federal rate for states supported by the federal insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov. “It was nice to see that California also had good company among states dramatically reduci ng their uninsured population,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

California's uninsured rate hits lowest level ever
The number of people with health insurance hit a record high in the California this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week. California’s uninsured rate dropped from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.8 percent from January to June — outpacing the federal rate for states supported by the federal insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov. “It was nice to see that California also had good company among states dramatically reduci ng their uninsured population,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2018 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 the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees who are not otherwise eligible and for certain individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. Effective January 1, 2018, the CY 2018 monthly premium for the uninsured aged and certain disabled individuals is $422, and the reduced premium for certain eligible individuals is $232. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 21, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Delta Dental Foundation donates $1 million to St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic
The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation donated $1 million to the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic to support preventive and emergency oral health care for underserved children and adults throughout the next 10 years. Delta Dental presented its donation to St. Vincent De Paul on Friday at the annual St. Vincent de Paul Community Fundraising breakfast. Founded in 1997, the foundation's mission is to improve oral health for underserved and uninsured groups and communities. Since 2006, the foundation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Brianna Bradley Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2018 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 the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees who are not otherwise eligible and for certain individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. The CY 2018 monthly premium for the uninsured aged and certain disabled individuals is $422, and the reduced premium for certain eligible individuals is $232. Rates take effect January 1, 2018, and final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for November 21, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Gov't says uninsured rate holding steady
Gov't survey says 9 percent of Americans _ nearly 29 million people _ lacked health insurance in the first six months of this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills
Title: Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting BillsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills
MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 -- A life-threatening heart emergency can spell financial doom for people who don't have health insurance, a pair of new studies shows. Around 4 out of 5 uninsured patients hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke or heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate
CBO and the JCT estimate that, by itself, repealing the mandate would reduce federal deficits by about $338 billion over the 2018-2027 period and increase the number of uninsured people by 4 million in 2019 and 13 million in 2027. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program
The purpose of this program is to improve access to oral health care services for low- income, underserved, and uninsured people living with HIV (PLWH) in underserved geographic areas while simultaneously providing education and clinical training for dental students, dental hygiene students, dental residents, or other dental providers in community-based settings. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Many of the Uninsured Can Purchase a Marketplace Plan for Less Than Their Shared Responsibility Penalty
This analysis looks at the non-elderly uninsured eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan to determine how many of them would be financially better off enrolling in coverage than paying the penalty. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in Five US Adults Still Using Tobacco Products in 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that found that 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some form of tobacco product in 2015. The report also includes data on tobacco use by race/ethnicity and gender. Higher tobacco use was found for adults living in the Midwest, people with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), people with annual household incomes under $35,000, those with a disability, uninsured adults or adults insured through Medicaid, adults with serious psychological distress, and those who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual. (Source: News stories via the Rur...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday that repealing the Obamacare individual mandate would increase the number of uninsured by 13 million by 2027 and reduce the federal budget deficit less than initially forecast. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Individual Mandate Penalty Calculator
The Individual Mandate Penalty Calculator estimates your penalty for going uninsured vs. how much you would pay for health insurance coverage on the Marketplace. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

9 million could lose a valued tax deduction
The break for uninsured medical expenses is threatened in the House GOP tax bill, and that's sparking an outcry (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news