With August 15 Health Insurance Deadline Looming, Many Gig Workers Risk Missing Out On Savings, New Data Shows
New data from Stride Health shows that many gig workers are uninsured because they don't think they can afford coverage. They're probably wrong. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Small Business /small-business Source Type: news

UH College of Medicine receives $1M gift to open direct primary care clinic in southwest Houston
The clinic will be the first of many that will focus on extending services to uninsured Houstonians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Samora Source Type: news

UH College of Medicine receives $1M gift to open direct primary care clinic in southwest Houston
The clinic will be the first of many that will focus on extending services to uninsured Houstonians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Samora Source Type: news

Debunking 4 common myths blocking the path to affordable quality healthcare
America is in the midst of a healthcare affordability crisis – and not just for the uninsured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Centivo Source Type: news

Debunking 4 common myths blocking the path to affordable quality healthcare
America is in the midst of a healthcare affordability crisis – and not just for the uninsured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Centivo Source Type: news

Debunking 4 common myths blocking the path to affordable quality healthcare
America is in the midst of a healthcare affordability crisis – and not just for the uninsured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Centivo Source Type: news

Debunking 4 common myths blocking the path to affordable quality healthcare
America is in the midst of a healthcare affordability crisis – and not just for the uninsured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Centivo Source Type: news

How does insurance status correlate with trauma mechanisms and outcomes? A retrospective study at a level 1 trauma center - Chun M, Zhang Y, Nguyen A, Becnel C, Noguera V, Taghavi S, Guidry C, Hussein M, Toraih E, McGrew P.
OBJECTIVE: Studies showed that a lack of insurance is associated with worse trauma outcomes. We examine insurance status and trauma mortality in a diverse metropolitan city and hypothesize that the higher risk of mortality in uninsured patients is due to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perceived Financial Barriers Hinder Cervical Cancer Screening
72 percent of low - income, uninsured, or publicly insured women perceived financial barriers to screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

US citizen migrant children in Mexico lacking adequate health insurance
(University of Houston) Researchers at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work found that more than half of U.S. citizen migrant children living in Mexico were underinsured, and the situation is even more stark for those living in urban settings and along the border. They are now calling for transborder policies to address place-based inequity in health coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

33 Million Persons of All Ages Uninsured in 2019
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- In 2019, 33.0 million (10.2 percent) persons of all ages were uninsured, according to a study published online June 29 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 - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Walmart Announces Its Own Brand of Low-Cost Analog Insulin
Walmart Inc. will offer its own brand of analog insulin for people with diabetes, an effort to boost its pharmacy business and counter Amazon.com Inc.’s recent push to sell more medications. The world’s largest retailer will begin selling ReliOn NovoLog this week in its U.S. pharmacies with a prescription, Walmart said in a statement Tuesday. The medicine will cost between 58% and 75% less than the current cash price of branded insulin products for uninsured patients, Walmart said. More than 3 million Walmart customers are diabetic, and the retailer already offers human insulin to them for about $25. But that t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Boyle and Angelica LaVito / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Companies wire Source Type: news

Financial barriers to cervical cancer screening
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Among low-income, uninsured, or publicly insured women ages 25-64 years who were not up to date on cervical cancer screening, 72% perceived financial barriers to screening. The most commonly reported barriers were screening appointment costs (71%) and follow-up/future treatment costs (44%). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Texas-Mexico Border Towns, COVID-19 Has Had an Unconscionably High Death Toll
Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the poorest middle schools in El Paso, Texas. He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and his suave personal style—“he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s,” says his niece, Ruby Montana. While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February 2021 was part of a devastating statistic: He was one of thousands of deaths in Texas border counties—where coronavirus mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: René Kladzyk, Phil Galewitz and Elizabeth Lucas | El Paso Matters and KHN Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Report identifies barriers to accessing dental care for low-income Californians
Apolicy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research identifies three of the most important factors that have led to disparities in Californians ’ access to dental care. There are fewer dentists per capita in some parts of the state.About 79% of the state ’s dentists did not provide care for low-income patients who rely on Medi-Cal.Only 8% of the state ’s dentists are Latino or Black, compared with 60% of the state’s low-income adult population overall.The authors also note that a shortage of dentists is looming: Some 23% of dentists are 60 years old or older and nearing retirement age, while only 9% of den...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news