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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...

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...

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