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Seechange Health Solutions platform shown to increase healthy behavior while reducing costly hospital utilization

SeeChange Health Solutions announced the results of a three-year study demonstrating its ability to positively increase individuals' healthy behaviors and reduce medical spending. The study tracked over 120,000 employees and their dependents participating in health incentive programs offered by their employers and powered by SeeChange Health Solution's proprietary Engagement Platform...

Essay: Medical homes should play a more active role in helping patients obtain and retain health insurance coverage

A family physician reflects on the potential of primary care medical homes to partner with patients to reduce preventable mortality by helping them find and keep health insurance coverage, asserting that ensuring all patients have the best and most continuous coverage available to them under existing and newly expanded programs may be as (or more) important than ensuring all ...

7.8 million young adults gained new or better coverage through Affordable Care Act

An estimated 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults who were enrolled in a parent's health plan last year likely would not have been eligible for this coverage without the health reform law's dependent coverage provision, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey...

Report takes hard look at senate immigration legislation and the impact on health care

A landmark immigration bill passed by the Senate would create new pathways to citizenship and provide a much-needed boost to the U.S. economy but would do little to ease immigration-related disparities in health care, according to a new report...

AARP announces health law tool for consumers

AARP announced new resources available to all Americans looking for facts about the Affordable Care Act including a new online tool called Health Law Answers...

US consumers don't understand health insurance, Carnegie Mellon research shows

This fall, as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans will have a greater range of health care insurance options to choose from, including, for many, state-based plans. But will they make the right decisions? That's doubtful, according to a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein...

Reducing drug costs for patients could improve outcomes for high blood pressure

Expanding health insurance coverage and reducing drug costs that are paid by patients (drug co-payments) in countries without universal free healthcare, such as the United States, may improve the treatment, and control of high blood pressure (hypertension, a condition which affects one billion people worldwide and leads to 7...

Researchers urge review of health system-wide pediatric injury training, triaging and prevention efforts

New research from The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), signals that emergency and outpatient healthcare providers may need to prepare for higher demand for treatment among younger patients with mild and moderate injuries...

Study shows good doctor-patient relationships facilitate discussions about health care costs

Strong relationships with physicians, particularly those that are long standing, are likely to increase patients' openness to talk about health care costs when decisions are being made about their treatment options...

Employee harassment may increase due to loopholes in health care law

The contrasting incentives of employers and employees under the Affordable Care Act ultimately may result in increased employee harassment and retaliation claims, two University of Illinois law professors say in a paper they co-wrote...

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