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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...

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.