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Can the Affordable Care Act improve health?

To clarify the relationship between having health insurance and the diagnosis and management of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Daniel Hogan of the World Health Organization...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) linked with improvement in chronic disease management

People with health insurance are more likely to have their high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure correctly diagnosed--and to have these chronic conditions under control--than similar...

Reference payment initiative for colonoscopy associated with lower prices, savings

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) saved $7 million on spending for colonoscopy two years after it implemented a reference payment initiative that offered full insurance...

24-hour OBs, midwives lead to less C-sections

Privately insured pregnant women are less likely to have C-sections when their regular care includes midwives and 24-hour obstetrician coverage, according to a study by researchers at UC San...

Expanded insurance coverage under ACA linked with major improvement in chronic disease diagnosis, treatment

People with health insurance are more likely to have their high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure correctly diagnosed - and to have these chronic conditions under control - than...

What are the health-related benefits of the marriage equality ruling for LGBT couples?

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark ruling on marriage equality has important, positive health implications for LGBT persons, including the impact of reducing stigmatization and discrimination...

New report offers first nationwide look at the impact of the ACA on medically underserved

A new report examining newly-released data from the 2014 Uniform Data System (UDS), which collects patient and health care information from the nation's community health centers, shows how the...

IRS rules to protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate, need legal reform

Recently issued new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for tax-exempt, typically nonprofit, hospitals designed to help protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate and need...

Health insurance websites show improved efforts to support patient decision making

Many sites still lack helpful tools such as lay-person definitions and cost calculatorsWebsites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of improved efforts to assist...

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