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White House: Six Economic Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

This week has seen the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis that refuted claims by opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that it...

Half of Psychiatrists Want Cash, Reject Insurance

Access to mental health care has become a prominent issue in Congress following mass shootings around the country. But a new study in JAMA...

RAND Corp: Out-of-pocket spending will drop for many under Obamacare

Out-of-pocket medical expenses will decline for most consumers who become newly insured or change their source of health insurance under the federal Affordable Care...

More than 9 million U.S. adults lost health coverage during recession

An estimated 9.3 million American adults lost health insurance coverage as a result of increased unemployment during the recession of 2007-09, according to a...

Study: Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth in...

Lack of health insurance limits hepatitis C patients’ access to latest...

New research has determined that patients in the U.S. with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are twice as likely to not have health insurance coverage compared with those without the disease. In fact researchers found only a third of HCV infected Americans ha...

Influence of skin cancer on quality of life appears more substantial...

Women seem to experience more health-related quality of life issues than men for up to 10 years following a diagnosis of the skin cancer melanoma, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journ...

New state scorecard on children’s health care finds wide geographic disparities

New York, NY, February 2, 2011 -- Two years after the reauthorization and expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a new Commonwealth Fund state-by-state scorecard evaluating how the health care system is working for children fin...

Flu on the western front

The World Health Organization set a target for the influenza vaccination rate for 2006 of more than 50% of the elderly population and an increase to more than 75% by 2010. These rates have thus far not been achieved in the old German states. In the ...

New entitlement program not a replacement for long-term care insurance

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An obscure provision in the health care reform bill has the potential to seriously alter the long-term care landscape for older Americans, but it may not be as beneficial to retirees as it will be for near-retirees and succ...

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