Aging immigrants' risk for cardiovascular disease may be heightened by their lack of health insurance, particularly among those who recently arrived in the United States, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
This briefing paper seeks to bring needed clarity to the feverish, ongoing surprise billing debate underway on the state and federal level. In this brief, we tease apart the threads to the surprise billing debate with the intent of increasing clarity about the implications of various legislative choices. To that end, we include data visualizations that use our independent data as a lens to illuminate those choices.
Employers and health insurers are embracing strategies that encourage patients to switch to lower-priced providers in order to trim health costs. A new study finds that one such strategy that provides patients with a modest reward for using lower-priced health care providers can help reduce health care spending, especially for imaging services.
Canadian homeowners do not have the information they need to know if they should buy flood insurance leaving them exposed to significant financial risk. A recent study from the University of Waterloo found flood mapping information in Canada was inadequate, incomplete, hard to locate and varied widely from province-to-province.
This study looked at whether long-term opioid use by one or more family members was associated with long-term opioid use by adolescents and young adults prescribed opioids for the first time after common surgical or dental procedures. This observational study used data from a commercial insurance database for about 346,000 patients (ages 13 to 21) who underwent procedures including tooth extraction, appendectomy, hernia repair, and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, and who were dependents on a family insurance plan.
A survey of Colorado home health care clinicians (HHCs) revealed that 60 percent said they had not received enough information to guide patient treatment while 52 percent said patients often had unrealistic expectations of the kind of care they would receive.
The federal government considers many factors when spending money to prevent structure fires. The key driver, however, is economic losses -- the greater the cost of fire within a state, the more aid that state is likely to receive. A new model emphasizes an additional factor: losses associated with human fatalities and injuries. That tweak throws the current system off-track, suggesting that some states receive an outsized share of fire protection money, while others are shortchanged.
Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards 'last-time buyers' to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).
A pair of Affordable Care Act clauses had a sizable effect on the ability of people with diabetes to get health insurance, a new study suggests. Before the requirements took effect, the percentage of people with private health insurance who had diabetes had declined, but it began to increase again after the ACA required insurers to accept people with pre-existing conditions, and limited their ability to charge higher rates to older people.
Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Despite the medical profession's growing acceptance of the need for medications for addiction treatment that give hope to people suffering with opioid use disorder, a new study finds that insurance rules increasingly limited the use of buprenorphine among Medicare beneficiaries between 2007 and 2018.