MONDAY, April 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The so-called “Medicaid cliff” is a perennial threat for millions of American seniors whose incomes put them just above the poverty line. While impoverished seniors often have Medicaid to help cover their health care expenses, seniors who make just a little bit moreContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid reimbursement for mental health services varies widely across the United States, making it hard for many folks who need help to get it, a new study finds. Researchers found as much as a fivefold difference among states in Medicaid reimbursement rates. EvenContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People covered by Medicaid insurance may not have easy access to some of the most effective, longer-acting birth control methods, new research claims. Investigators found that while about 48% of physicians who treat Medicaid patients provided prescription contraception like the birth control pill,Continue Reading

MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Do all patients get the same amount of face-to-face time when visiting their primary care doctor? Apparently not, claims a new study that found Black and Hispanic patients — as well as patients with public health insurance like Medicaid or Medicare — tendContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — American adults who have no health insurance or those who are underinsured will still be able to get free COVID vaccines from Moderna, even after government-purchased supplies run out, the company announced Monday. “Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at noContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Americans received unprecedented access to health care during the pandemic, including hassle-free public insurance and free tests, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Now, they need to prepare for most of that to unwind, experts say. “Essentially, Congress and the administration moved to aContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that pregnant women and new moms in rural U.S. areas are at greater risk of adverse outcomes, including death, because they are more likely to be uninsured. Women living in rural communities had lower rates of uninterrupted health insurance before,Continue Reading