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'Cadillac tax' on health benefits will hit middle class hardest: study

Although both liberal and conservative economists have denounced the longstanding exemption of employment-based health benefits from taxes as tantamount to a "regressive" tax subsidy that unfairly...

Time spent obtaining prior authorization for children and adolescents requiring psychiatric hospitalization

A study published online in American Journal of Emergency Medicine found lengthy waits for severely ill child and adolescent psychiatric patients in need of immediate hospitalization due, in part...

The 6th Global mHealth App Developer Economics Study Has Been Launched

From today, we're inviting industry stakeholders to share their experiences and insights regarding the current and future state of mHealth in the world's largest annual study.

Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating hodgkin lymphoma

UC Davis researcher also links insurance status with higher mortality.African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a...

New report: Most uninsured Texans say cost of health insurance too high

Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report released by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public...

Better healthcare could reduce crippling personal costs of tuberculosis care in China

Improved universal healthcare is urgently needed to lower catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) for low-income tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, according to a study published in the open access...

Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

Contrary to popular perceptions, taxpayers fund 64 percent of US health care, more public dollars per capita than the citizens of other nations -- including those with universal health programs.

Socio-economic status may impact care of children with epilepsy

Socio-economic status may influence the use of health resources among children with epilepsy, even in a universal health insurance system.

Young people after Obamacare: Some ER visits down, others way up

"While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), visits for mental illnesses in this age...

BU study finds geography influences government grading of medicare advantage plans

Geographic location is an important predictor of the quality grades assigned to Medicare Advantage insurance plans, and the federal government should consider accounting for geographic differences...

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