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Multiple myeloma patients vulnerable to 'financial toxicity,' due to costly treatments

Even patients with health insurance who have multiple myeloma may be vulnerable to "financial toxicity" - including those who make over $100,000 a year - because of the higher use of novel...

Stroke patients fare better with private insurance than with Medicaid

Stroke victims who use Medicaid or are uninsured were more likely to die, stay hospitalized longer and have worse medical outcomes than patients with private insurance, a study by University of...

Achieving effective health care with a new approach to caring for chronic illnesses

Researchers from the University of Miami and Harvard University address the challenges of effective universal health coverage in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on solving one of the...

Social factors may impact young leukemia patients' survival

A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect the chances of survival in young patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Health savings accounts increase ten-fold

The number of US households owning a health savings account (HSA) increased ten-fold from 2005 to 2012-reaching 6.52 million.

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...

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