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Study shows impact of dental benefits on meeting children's dental needs

A report in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments.

New survey finds many Americans want changes to ACA but few support immediate repeal

According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want...

Inability to work: Medical experts often disagree

Independent medical evaluations are often used to adjudicate disability claims. But different doctors assessing the same patient often disagree on whether the patient is disabled or not.

Most primary care doctors 'strongly endorse' key elements of the Affordable Care Act

Proponents of repealing the Affordable Care Act, including President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, have argued that the law places an undue burden on...

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Who is at risk to lose insurance if Affordable Care Act changed or repealed?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

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