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

CHES Continuing Education from the Network of the National Library of Medicine
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars All CHES-eligible courses from NNLM are free. To register, select the link in the title of the course in which you are interested and sign up with your username and password on nnlm.gov. Please note: to claim CHES CECH, a participant must log in to the session using the WebEx or Zoom link provided upon registration. In addition, you may only receive CHES CECH for a session if you have not previously received credit for attending the same course or watching the recording of the course. As of April 30, the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region offices will be closing due to a consolidation of NNLM regio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Erin Seger Tags: CHES 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 of jeopardizing their own or a fa...
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