WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are about to lose Medicaid coverage that they gained — and maintained hassle-free — through the pandemic. The end-of-year spending bill that Congress passed will “unwind” a continuous Medicaid enrollment requirement that states had to honor to get additional federalContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most working-age Americans get health insurance through their employer, but even they are finding it tougher to afford medical care these days, a new study shows. Researchers found that over the past 20 years, a growing number of Americans with job-based health insuranceContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Young adults with cancer, especially those who are Hispanic or Black, had better outcomes because of coverage available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). New research explored the impact of Medicaid coverage under the ACA, also known as Obamacare, linking itContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The prices that health insurers agree to pay for joint replacement surgery vary widely and are unrelated to conventional measures of the quality of care. That’s the conclusion of a new study that found who is footing the bill is the biggest influenceContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Medicare Advantage ads that are confusing or misleading could be banned under a new rule that was proposed Wednesday by the Biden administration to protect seniors. Nearly half of all seniors or people with disabilities who are enrolled in the Medicare program throughContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Costs for epilepsy medications in the United States are skyrocketing, outpacing inflation and straining federal insurers Medicare and Medicaid, according to new research. Spending on antiseizure medications more than doubled in eight years for the government insurers, largely because of third-generation and brand-nameContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Out-of-pocket costs may make as many as 1 in 5 women forgo additional screening when an initial mammogram finds an abnormality, a new U.S. study finds. The Affordable Care Act improved access to mammograms, but high-deductible insurance plans appear to keep women fromContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children’s health is jeopardized when they have a parent in prison, new research finds. In the United States, 5 million kids have an incarcerated parent. Those children have worse access to primary, dental and mental health care than their peers, the investigators found.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One in 5 privately insured American adults hospitalized for a traumatic injury end up with medical bills they can’t pay, a new study finds. Among more than 3,100 working-aged insured adults who suffered a traumatic injury, the risk of incurring co-pays and deductiblesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Dental coverage under Medicare could soon start expanding for seniors under a new proposal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Still, the proposed rules would not provide full coverage for regular dental care, which has been explicitly excluded fromContinue Reading