Home News Professional ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty is unlikely to destabilize the individual market in California but could roll back coverage gains, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs. Vicki Fung, Ph.D., from […]Continue Reading ...
As the partial government shutdown drags on, about 800,000 federal employees who work for the shuttered agencies — and their families — are facing the reality of life without a paycheck. And those workers need to consider a host of other related issues as they attempt to make ends meet. For starters, what will happen […]Continue Reading ...
Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag — one that prompted state Medicaid programs to initially limit access to the medications to only the sickest patients. That eased, however, in many states as new drugs were […]Continue Reading ...
States would be able to use federal funding to provide subsidies to people buying short-term health insurance policies, which typically don’t provide comprehensive coverage, under guidance released Monday by the Trump administration. The new policy could begin taking effect in 2020. It would allow states to ask for waivers from Affordable Care Act provisions governing […]Continue Reading ...
Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the ‘spread of anti-scientific theories’ can be blamed. However, it turns out it is not the only one. A new study conducted by Bocconi scholars Veronica Toffolutti, Alessia Melegaro and David Stuckler, […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 — After the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were implemented in 2014, self-employed individuals and wage earners without employer-sponsored health coverage offers had coverage gains equal to or greater than those of people not employed, according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs. […]Continue Reading ...
June 29, 2018 A federal judge on Friday struck down a Trump administration decision allowing states to force low-income adults to work to qualify for Medicaid. The 60-page ruling, which is likely to be appealed, was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding Medicaid under the Affordable […]Continue Reading ...
September eight, 2017 A key Senate committee Wednesday introduced a suite of hearings supposed to result in a momentary, bipartisan invoice to shore up the bothered person medical insurance marketplace, however a various workforce of state insurance coverage commissioners united round some answers that weren’t essentially at the desk. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman […]Continue Reading ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Within hours of assuming office Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a defiant challenge to the Trump administration with sweeping plans to expand health coverage to more Californians, pushing for a single-payer system and insurance for undocumented young adult immigrants. He also called for new state-funded subsidies to help people afford health insurance, […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 19 2018 None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Influenza vaccination coverage remains low in many countries, and leads to severe disease, […]Continue Reading ...
The figure shows how the two variables are linked. Credit: European Journal of Public Health Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak affecting several European countries is the decline in vaccination coverage. The spread of anti-scientific theories has been blamed, but it’s not the only reason. A new study conducted by Bocconi […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage increased 5.1 percentage points from 2016 to 2017, and there was also an increase in the number of adolescents up to date with HPV vaccinations, according to research published in the Aug. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Gaps in private insurance coverage are common among American adults with type 1 diabetes, raising their risk for health crises, a new study finds. “Type 1 diabetes requires intensive daily management in order to simply remain alive, so interruptions to care and coverage of insulin and supplies can pose a […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Senators from all sides of the aisle sounded outwardly conciliatory Tuesday at a listening to on tactics to stabilize the Inexpensive Care Act’s (ACA) medical health insurance marketplaces, however there have been additionally flashes of war of words over one of the most main points. The Senate Well being, Training, Exertions, & Pensions […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Insurance coverage commissioners and state governors recommended the Senate Well being, Training, Hard work, & Pensions (HELP) Committee on key techniques to mend the Inexpensive Care Act’s state-based exchanges. Insurance coverage Commissioners Have One Want Wednesday’s Senate listening to with insurers was once notable for its virtually overall settlement on answers — and […]Continue Reading ...
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