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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...

Analysis identifies disparities in pediatric primary care accessibility in multiple states

An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within states was presented at a session of the 2015...

Health spending growth to increase slightly, but remain moderate compared to pre-recession highs

Expanded Insurance Coverage, Aging Population, and Economic Growth Are Primary Drivers of Projected IncreaseNew estimates released today from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for...

RAND analysis shows more work needed to engage consumers after enrolling in health insurance plans

Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation...

ACA open enrollment periods associated with improved coverage, access to care and health

Results of a national survey that included more than half a million adults indicates significant improvements in trends for self-reported insurance coverage, access to a personal physician and...

Report examines Medicare and Medicaid programs at 50 years and challenges ahead

Although Medicare and Medicaid are playing a role in health care payment and delivery reform innovation, it will be difficult to enact large-scale program changes because of the conflicting...

Hemophilia therapies account for largest portion of pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness

In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of...

Don't make me wait: Doctor appointment availability went up after Michigan Medicaid expansion

Secret shopper approach shows access to primary care appointments bucked predictions -- for both those with Medicaid and private insurance'Getting access to health insurance, and getting access...

Health insurance coverage in U.S. varies widely by county, pointing to need for further reform: study

A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of New Mexico suggests that success in reducing the number of uninsured in the United States requires addressing the large...

Georgia State study finds state regulations linked to late cancer diagnoses

States' regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the...

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