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Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s...

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...

Obamacare could reverse long trend of uncompensated care in ERs

Emergency departments, which have suffered shortfalls in reimbursement for decades due to the high rate of uninsurance in the United States, may begin receiving...

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...

Medicaid Change Could Cut Unintended Pregnancies, Save $215 Million

A revised Medicaid sterilization policy that removes logistical barriers, including a mandatory 30-day waiting period, could potentially honor women’s reproductive decisions, reduce the number...

New survey of young adults: 7.8 million gained new or better...

An estimated 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults who were enrolled in a parent's health plan last year likely would not have...

Affordable Care Act could cause people to leave their jobs

As a consequence of the Affordable Care Act, between 500,000 and 900,000 Americans may choose to stop working. That possibility is predicted in a new...

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