Category Archives: health

The Population Health Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle: Life Expectancy Increased And Onset Of Disability Delayed [Web First]

A key determinant of population health is the behavioral profile of a population. Nearly 80 percent of Americans reach their fifties having smoked cigarettes, been obese, or both.

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Health Care Reform In The Senates Hands [Web First]

Senate GOP hopes to act on health reform before July 4th were dashed. Meanwhile, a leaked rule would offer broad protections for employers objecting to contraceptive coverage.

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Medical Homes: The Authors Reply [Letters]

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Medicare Advantage Associated With More Racial Disparity Than Traditional Medicare For Hospital Readmissions [Web First]

We compared racial disparities in thirty-day readmissions between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who underwent one of six major surgeries in New York State in 2013.

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Health Spending By State 1991-2014: Measuring Per Capita Spending By Payers And Programs [Web First]

As the US health sector evolves and changes, it is informative to estimate and analyze health spending trends at the state level. These estimates, which provide information

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ACA Replacement Battle Moves To Senate [Web First]

As the Senate struggles to craft its version of legislation replacing Obamacare, the Trump administration puts its stamp on health care regulation.

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Racial And Ethnic Disparities Persist At Veterans Health Administration Patient-Centered Medical Homes [Addressing Inequities In Health Care]

Patient-centered medical homes are widely promoted as a primary care delivery model that achieves better patient outcomes. It is unknown if their benefits extend equally to all

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Three-Year Impacts Of The Affordable Care Act: Improved Medical Care And Health Among Low-Income Adults [Web First]

Major policy uncertainty continues to surround the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at both the state and federal levels. We assessed changes in health care use and self-reported

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House Passes AHCA; HHS Acts On Regulations [Web First]

As the GOP worked to pass ACA repeal legislation, HHS finalized a market stabilization rule, and the debate over cost-sharing reduction payments continued.

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Insurer And Provider Market Share [Letters]

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