Non-profit company to produce generic insulin that will be sold for $30 per vial
Civica Rx is launching generic insulin products that will be sold for $30 per vial in an effort to reduce insulin prices for the uninsured. High insulin prices have been a major issue in recent years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonprofit co-founded by Mayo Clinic announces plan to manufacture affordable insulin
Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company, announced plans on Thursday, March 3, to manufacture and distribute affordable insulin. Mayo Clinic joined a coalition of seven hospitals to launch Civica Rx in 2018. The goal was to help patients by addressing supply shortages and high prices for medications. The availability of affordable insulin will benefit people with diabetes who have been forced to choose between life-sustaining medications and living expenses, particularly those uninsured and underinsured,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 3, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Black Business Owners Average $18,000 In Medical Debt, New Survey Shows
Black business owners are more likely to be uninsured and have medical debt they feel they'll never pay off, according to the new Black Business Health Survey. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Source Type: news

11.5 Percent of Under 65 - Year - Olds Uninsured in 2020
Adults aged 18 to 64 years living in non - Medicaid expansion states twice as likely to be uninsured as those living in expansion states (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 11, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

11.5 Percent of Under 65-Year-Olds Uninsured in 2020
FRIDAY, Feb. 11, 2022 -- In 2020, 11.5 percent of people aged younger than 65 years were uninsured, according to a study published Feb. 11 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite overall gains in health coverage and access to care, disparities persist in California
As of 2020, more than 2.5 million Californians age 64 and under had no health insurance coverage, according to a study by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The report is based on an analysis of the center ’s California Health Interview Survey from 2019 and 2020.The researchers analyzed insurance rates in California. They found that adults aged 19 to 25 had the lowest rates of employment-based insurance (51.7%, compared to 61% to 66% for other age groups), even though they can remain on their parents ’ health coverage.In addition, just 43.1% of Latino women and 55.6% of Black women aged 19 to 64 had employer-bas...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 31, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Access to vital health services fell during COVID, particularly for poorer Americans
Americans ’ use of common outpatient health services dipped sharply at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, then rebounded to near-normal levels by the end of 2020, only to decline again during the second surge in January–February 2021, according to a new UCLA-led study.But the 2020 recovery in care wasn ’t equal for all, researchers found. Some of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged patients — those with Medicaid or Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibility insurance — were far less likely than those with other insurance plans to return to using outpatient services at rates approaching normal, pre-pandemic levels....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 22, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why It ’s Still So Complicated to Get Free Home Covid Tests
This week, nearly two full years into the on-going pandemic, the Biden Administration told Americans that they would, at long last, be given access to free, rapid COVID-19 tests — a key tool in containing the spread of the virus. The government’s plan was two-fold. First, on Jan. 15, federal agencies implemented new rules requiring private health insurers to cover at-home tests. And second, on Jan. 18, the feds launched a new website to deliver free rapid antigen tests directly to Americans’ homes. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The effort was a major step in the right direction, public heal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

For Millions Of Uninsured Americans, The End Of 2022 Open Enrollment Is Here
Today is the last day of open enrollment on Healthcare.gov. Millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans may be able to find more and better options —if they act fast. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Source Type: news

How High Is The Risk Of Catastrophic Health Expenditure For Uninsured People In The U.S.?
In a new study, Dr. Kirstin Scott and colleagues estimated the degree to which a single visit to the emergency department may contribute to financial hardship in catastrophic health expenditure terms for uninsured people. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

‘Just Keeping People Alive’: How a West Virginia Community Program Tries to Reduce Overdoses Amid COVID-19
Emily Baldwin remembers the morning she realized that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to make her job more difficult. It was the spring of 2020, and the novel coronavirus was raging on the east coast but had yet to overtake West Virginia. A man rushed into the Milan Puskar Health Right clinic in Morgantown and said he thought there was someone dead in an alley about a block away. Baldwin, who is a nurse and the coordinator for the clinic’s harm reduction program, ran outside and quickly realized a young man was overdosing. She sprinted back to the clinic, grabbed Narcan, a medication that can reverse overdoses, then...
Source: TIME: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Care Ring exists to improve health for underserved communities
The latest edition of the Charlotte Business Journal's Book of Lists highlights the work of nonprofits throughout the community. The leader of each nonprofit answered questions for a brief profile like the one below. Check out the rest here. Tchernavia Montgomery, executive director  |  Careringnc.com  |  601 E. Fifth Street, Charlotte Care Ring provides health-care services to the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality health care.   What is your organization’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laura Williams-Tracy Source Type: news

DEADLINE NEARS: There are still a few days to nominate for our Health Care Heroes Awards
You still have time to nominate for our annual Health Care Heroes awards. Help Louisville Business First 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. We've extended the deadline to Sunday, De c. 26, to give you a bit more time to get applications in. We've seen several worthy nominations so far, but we don't want to miss… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Stines Source Type: news