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Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it...

The ACA increased coverage and access for the chronically ill, but many still face barriers to care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased insurance coverage and access to care for patients with chronic medical conditions, but a year after the law took full effect, many...

Who is at risk to lose insurance if Affordable Care Act changed or repealed?

If Congress changes or repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which adults are at risk of losing health insurance?

Patients face 'surprise' medical bills from out-of-network specialists

The average anesthesiologist, emergency physician, pathologist and radiologist charge more than four times what Medicare pays for similar services, often leaving privately-insured consumers stuck...

New study: What do health plan deductibles really mean for people with chronic illness?

For tens of millions of Americans, the start of a new year means the counter has gone back to zero on their health insurance deductible.

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...

Has the Affordable Care Act reduced socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening?

Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be a significant barrier to receiving cancer preventive services, especially for individuals of lower socioeconomic status.

Study finds use of hospital emergency departments for dental conditions increased after medicaid expansion in Kentucky

According to a study published in Health Affairs, increased access to adult dental coverage through Medicaid exposed a largely unmet need for oral health care services in Kentucky and the potential...

Few older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...

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