Women are not receiving needed mental health care through state ’s public programs
Among women in California who have recently experienced mild to moderate psychological distress and are eligible for public health services, 4 out of 5 said they received no treatment, areport published today by the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows.Those who qualify for these public services — a third of all women over the age of 18 — were also more likely than their privately insured counterparts to have experienced moderate or serious psychological distress (31% vs. 21%), according to the study, which analyzed data from the center’sCalifornia Health Interview Survey from 2018 and 2019.The findings, th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2021 Women in Business: Briva Health CEO is advocate for health care, community
With Hodan Guled in the CEO seat, Briva Health has become the largest MNsure enrollment partner in Minnesota, helping enroll more than 100,000 residents in the state and playing a significant role in reducing Minnesota ’s uninsured rate. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mollee Francisco Source Type: news

Alabama Futures Fund prompts MomentMD to relocate to Birmingham
A telemedicine company will be relocating to Birmingham on the back of an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF). The local fund has invested in Amtekh Inc., which does business as MomentMD. The Oviedo, Florida-based company has developed an end-to-ed, decentralized telemedicine platform designed to optimize personal health care, with an emphasis on serving uninsured, high-deductible health plans patients and higher education student patient populations. The funding allocation, of an… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

National pharmacy opens first Charlotte location to serve HIV patients
National pharmacy organization Avita has opened its first location in Charlotte as part of a collaboration with RAO Community Health. Avita, which focuses on HIV-related services, has an on-site pharmacy at 321 W. 11th St. to help marginalized populations, including those who are uninsured or underinsured. Employees specialize in treatment of HIV or other sexually transmitted infections as well as LGBTQ+ care. Avita has location s in multiple states, including Texas, California and New York, among… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Study Shows Access to Care Often Difficult for Mesothelioma Patients
When it comes to malignant pleural mesothelioma, not everyone is treated equally. A disparity in access to care makes the difference in mesothelioma treatment quite dramatic, according to the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Patients without access to expert multidisciplinary care at high-volume, academic facilities are being inappropriately undertreated for their disease,” medical oncologist Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The access is not adequate as it should be for everyone.” Rodriguez led a recent study at University of Miami that lo...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 28, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Uninsured Adults' Marketplace Knowledge Gaps Persisted in April 2021
Research suggests that uninsured adults are often unaware of Marketplaces and subsidies that help people afford basic healthcare and coverage due to a lack of access to information. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - September 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Haley JM Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Infographic: Medicaid Expansion is a Win for All
Expanded coverage has saved lives, reduced health care costs, narrowed racial disparities, and provided peace of mind to those who would otherwise have been uninsured. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - September 9, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

9.7 Percent of All U.S. Persons Uninsured in 2020
Slight decrease seen from 2019, but difference was not significant; 13.9 percent of adults and 5.1 percent of children uninsured in 2020 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, P Source Type: news

9.7 Percent of All U.S. Persons Uninsured in 2020
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- In 2020, 31.6 million U.S. persons of all ages (9.7 percent) were uninsured, which was slightly, but not significantly, lower than in 2019, according to early estimates released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drops in Breast Cancer Screening Hit Underserved Drops in Breast Cancer Screening Hit Underserved
Breast cancer screening rates at US community health centers declined during the pandemic, particularly among Black and uninsured individuals, based on a retrospective look at 32 sites.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Little Change in Number of Uninsured in   Pandemic's First Year
MONDAY, Aug. 23, 2021 -- While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the economy and jobs, it didn ' t result in fewer Americans having health insurance. The number of 18- to 64-year-olds in the United States without health insurance held... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: COVID-19 Provider Relief Programs Application and Attestation Portal, and Claims Reimbursement Submission Activities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on an information collection regarding the COVID-19 Provider Relief Programs, including the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), the American Rescue Plan Act Rural (ARPA-R) payments, the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF), and the COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured (UIP). This information collection covers the application portals for these programs and the attestation portal for PRF and ARPA-R programs. Comments are due by October 22, 2021. (Source: F...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 23, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cyprus eases COVID-19 vaccination for uninsured foreigners
Lekulutu Nsima says he’s a “lucky man” after receiving his first Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine shot against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Did Obamacare Expand Access to Insurance for Minorities? In Some U.S. States, Hardly at All
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11, 2021 -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced the ranks of uninsured Americans, but a recent study shows that many U.S. states did little to close racial gaps in health coverage. Researchers found that in the two years after the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Milwaukee's Outreach Community Health Services plans $15M addition
Outreach Community Health Centers — which serves Milwaukee’s uninsured, underinsured and homeless populations — plans to use bond financing for a $15 million expansion to an existing building on West Capitol Drive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news