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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...

New report shows fewer Texans have problems paying medical bills

Fewer Texans say they have problems paying their medical bills in 2015 compared with 2013, according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the...

Traditional Medicaid expansion and 'private option' both improve access to health care

Two different approaches used by states to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults -- traditional expansion and the 'private option' -- appear to be similarly successful in reducing numbers...

Paid sick leave may reduce financial burden for cancer patients

Cancer patients who receive paid sick leave from employers may be more likely to retain their jobs after treatment and have less financial burden, new research suggests.

Puerto Rico's community health centers face bleak future

An extraordinary need for publicly subsidized health services amidst an unprecedented economic crisis is putting Puerto Rico's federally funded community health centers in jeopardy, according to a...

Study points to barriers to biologic treatments for some patients with psoriasis

In the first known study to examine the prevalence and treatment of psoriasis in older Americans, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that black...

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