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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...

Nursing community on path to transformation since IOM future of nursing report five years ago

Since the 2010 Institute of Medicine report 'The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health' was issued, significant progress has been made related to many of the report's recommendations...

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