Category Archives: health

Health Benefits In 2017: Stable Coverage, Workers Faced Considerable Variation In Costs [Web First]

The annual Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust Employer Health Benefits Survey found that in 2017, average annual premiums (employer and worker contributions combined) rose 4 percent

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Substantial Churn In Health Insurance Offerings By Small Employers, 2014-15 [Private Health Insurance]

New data for 2014–15 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey–Insurance Component longitudinal survey show substantial churn in insurance offers by small employers (those with fifty or fewer

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A Midsummer Nights Strange Reality [Web First]

After GOP efforts to repeal and replace the ACA collapsed in the Senate, attention is focused on whether cost-sharing reduction payments will continue.

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Consumerism, Competition, Drug Approval, And More [From The Editor-in-Chief]

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The Affordable Care Act Reduced Socioeconomic Disparities In Health Care Access [Web First]

The United States has the largest socioeconomic disparities in health care access of any wealthy country. We assessed changes in these disparities in the United States under

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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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