Category Archives: health

Choosing Wisely Campaign: Valuable For Providers Who Knew About It, But Awareness Remained Constant, 2014-17 [Web First]

Together with physician specialty societies, the Choosing Wisely® campaign has codified recommendations of which health care services’ use should be questioned and discussed with patients. The ABIM

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Much Activity, Uncertainty Remains [Web First]

Bipartisan market stabilization negotiations gave way to a last-gasp attempt at repeal and replace; the ACA emerged intact but buffeted by uncertainty.

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Despite Increased Insurance Coverage, Nonwhite Sexual Minorities Still Experience Disparities In Access To Care [Original Article]

Previous studies suggest that members of sexual minority groups have poorer access to health services than heterosexuals. However, few studies have examined how sexual orientation interacts with

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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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