Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.
Percutaneous excision of a herniated or displaced INTERVERTEBRAL DISC by posterolateral approach, always remaining outside the spinal canal. Percutaneous nucleotomy was first described by Hijikata in Japan in 1975. In 1985 Onik introduced automated percutaneous nucleotomy which consists in percutaneous aspiration of the nucleus pulposus. It is carried out under local anesthesia, thus reducing the surgical insult and requiring brief hospitalization, often performed on an outpatient basis. It appears to be a well-tolerated alternative to surgical diskectomy and chymopapain nucleolysis.
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
Emergency Service, Hospital
Health Services Accessibility
Health Care Reform
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Medicare Part B
The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Community-Based Participatory Research
Medically Underserved Area
Cause of Death
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Explaining the decline in health insurance coverage, 1979-1995. (1/810)The decline in health insurance coverage among workers from 1979 to 1995 can be accounted for almost entirely by the fact that per capita health care spending rose much more rapidly than personal income during this time period. We simulate health insurance coverage levels for 1996-2005 under alternative assumptions concerning the rate of growth of spending. We conclude that reduction in spending growth creates measurable increases in health insurance coverage for low-income workers and that the rapid increase in health care spending over the past fifteen years has created a large pool of low-income workers for whom health insurance is unaffordable. (+info)
Challenges in securing access to care for children. (2/810)Congressional approval of Title XXI of the Social Security Act, which created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is a significant public effort to expand health insurance to children. Experience with the Medicaid program suggests that eligibility does not guarantee children's enrollment or their access to needed services. This paper develops an analytic framework and presents potential indicators to evaluate CHIP's performance and its impact on access, defined broadly to include access to health insurance and access to health services. It also presents options for moving beyond minimal monitoring to an evaluation strategy that would help to improve program outcomes. The policy considerations associated with such a strategy are also discussed. (+info)
Why are workers uninsured? Employer-sponsored health insurance in 1997. (3/810)This study examines the number of workers in firms offering employee health plans, the number of workers eligible for such plans, and participation in employer-sponsored insurance. Data from the February 1997 Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey indicate that 10.1 million workers are employed by firms offering insurance but are not eligible. Not all of these workers are eligible for coverage, most often because of hours of work. Our results indicate that 11.4 million workers rejected coverage when it was offered. Of those, 2.5 million workers were uninsured. Workers cited high cost of insurance most often as the primary factor for refusing coverage. (+info)
Employer's willingness to pay: the case for compulsory health insurance in Tanzania. (4/810)This article documents employers' expenditure on the arrangements for the health care of their employees in one of the least developed countries; Tanzania. The case for compulsory health insurance is considered in the light of the fact that only 3% of the population is employed in the formal sector and could be covered at first. It is shown from a survey of larger employers, outside government, that they were spending on average 11% of payroll on health care for their employees. This demonstrated their lack of satisfaction with the government health services. Nevertheless, those who could readily be covered by insurance were making considerable use of the more expensive government hospital services. It is argued that a compulsory health insurance scheme could be introduced for the formal sector of employment which would cover a wider range of health services at lower cost. The scheme would also have the desirable economic effect of lowering employers' labour costs while making it possible to improve the standards of the government health services. (+info)
Research note: price uncertainty and the demand for health care.(5/810)(+info)
Reform follows failure: I. Unregulated private care in Lebanon. (6/810)This first of two papers on the health sector in Lebanon describes how unregulated development of private care quickly led to a crisis situation. Following the civil war the health care sector in Lebanon is characterized by (i) ambulatory care provided by private practitioners working as individual entrepreneurs, and, to a small extent, by NGO health centres; and (ii) by a fast increase in hi-tech private hospitals. The latter is fuelled by unregulated purchase of hospital care by the Ministry of Health and public insurance schemes. Health expenditure and financing patterns are described. The position of the public sector in this context is analyzed. In Lebanon unregulated private care has resulted in major inefficiencies, distortion of the health care system, the creation of a culture that is oriented to secondary care and technology, and a non-sustainable cost explosion. Between 1991 and 1995 this led to a financing and organizational crisis that is the background for growing pressure for reform. (+info)
The potential role of risk-equalization mechanisms in health insurance: the case of South Africa. (7/810)International agencies such as the World Bank have widely advocated the use of health insurance as a way of improving health sector efficiency and equity in developing countries. However, in developing countries with well-established, multiple-player health insurance markets, such as South Africa, extension of insurance coverage is now inhibited by problems of moral hazard, and associated cost escalation and fragmentation of insurer risk-pools. Virtually no research has been done on the problem of risk selection in health insurance outside developed countries. This paper provides a brief overview of the problem of risk fragmentation as it has been studied in developed countries, and attempts to apply this to middle-income country settings, particularly that of South Africa. A number of possible remedial measures are discussed, with risk-equalization funds being given the most attention. An overview is given of the risk-equalization approach, common misconceptions regarding its working and the processes that might be required to assess its suitability in different national settings. Where there is widespread public support for social risk pooling in health care, and government is willing and able to assume a regulatory role to achieve this, risk-equalization approaches may achieve significant efficiency and equity gains without destroying the positive features of private health care financing, such as revenue generation, competition and free choice of insurer. (+info)
Pressures on safety net access: the level of managed care penetration and uninsurance rate in a community. (8/810)OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of managed care penetration and the uninsurance rate in an area on access to care of low-income uninsured persons and to compare differences in access between low-income insured and uninsured persons across these different market areas. DATA SOURCES: Primarily the Community Tracking Study household survey. Other market-level data were obtained from the Community Tracking Study physician survey, American Hospital Association annual survey of hospitals, Area Resource File, HCFA Administrative Data, Bureau of Primary Care data on Community Health Centers. STUDY DESIGN: Individuals are grouped based on the level of managed care penetration and uninsurance rate in the site where they reside. Measures of managed care include overall managed care penetration in the site, and the level of Medicaid managed care penetration in the state. Uninsurance rate is defined as the percentage of people uninsured in the site. Measures of access include the percentage with a usual source of care, percentage with any ambulatory care use, and percentage of persons who reported unmet medical care needs. Estimates are adjusted to control for other confounding factors, including both individual and market-level characteristics. DATA COLLECTION: A survey, primarily telephoned, of households concentrated in 60 sites, defined as metropolitan statistical areas and nonmetropolitan areas. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Access to care for low-income uninsured persons is lower in states with high Medicaid managed care penetration, compared to uninsured persons in states with low Medicaid managed care penetration. Access to care for low-income uninsured persons is also lower in areas with high uninsurance rates. The "access gap" (differences in access between insured and uninsured persons) is also larger in areas with high Medicaid managed care penetration and areas with high uninsurance rates. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts to achieve cost savings under managed care may result in financial pressures that limit cross-subsidization of care to the medically indigent, particularly for those providers who are heavily dependent on Medicaid revenue. High demand for care (as reflected in high uninsurance rates) may further strain limited resources for indigent care, further limiting access to care for uninsured persons. (+info)
Low-Income Uninsured Adults Less Likely to Have Chronic Conditions Compared With Medicaid Enrollees
Compared with adults already enrolled in Medicaid, low-income uninsured adults who may be eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were less likely to have chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia, although those with 1 of these conditions were less likely to be aware they had it or to have the disease controlled, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA.
Differences in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment:Experiences of Insured and Uninsured Patients in a Safety Net Setting
Downloadable! To explore how well the safety net performs at eliminating differences in diagnosis and treatment of insured and uninsured women with breast cancer, we compared insured and uninsured women treated in a safety net setting. Controlling for socioeconomic characteristics, uninsured women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease, requiring more extensive treatment relative to insured women, and also experience delays in initiating and completing treatment. The findings suggest that, despite the safety net system, uninsured women with breast cancer are likely to require more costly treatment and to have worse outcomes, relative to insured women with breast cancer.
Survey: Percentage of Blacks who lack health insurance drops | New Orleans Multicultural News Source | The Louisiana Weekly
Contributing apply for a payday loan with bad credit Writer. (Special from The North Star News) - The number of African Americans who lack health insurance has dropped and the reason for the decline most likely is President Barack Obamas Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Congressional Republicans and some Democrats are working hard to delay implementation of or repeal.. The percent of African Ameri-cans who did not have insurance from January 2 to February, was 18.3 percent, down 2.6 percentage points compared to 20.9 percent in 2013s fourth quarter, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reported on Monday. The uninsured rate dropped the most among African Americans and persons payday loan saint charles mo of low income.. Gallup-Healthways based its findings on more than 28,000 landline and cell phone interviews with Americans from January 2, through February 28.. With only a few weeks remaining in the first quarter, the uninsured rate is on track to be lowest quarterly level ...
Trend Reversal: Uninsured rates tick upwards since passage of the Affordable Care Act
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Since the passage of Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the uninsured rate for adults in the United States had been on a steady decline, until recently. In September 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released data of health insurance coverage estimates for 2018. The data revealed that the uninsured rate rose by 0.6 percent in 2018 for adults, meaning that approximately 2 million more people were uninsured in 2018. The data also revealed that young adults have also seen an increase in uninsured rates and continue to have the highest uninsured rate overall. Alarmingly, the percentage of uninsured children increased by 0.6 percent, confirming earlier warnings from child health coverage experts. Among the increases for children, rates varied by geography and demographics. Those who are Hispanic and/or living in families with incomes at or above 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and children in southern states, were more likely to be ...
Gallup Survey: Number of Uninsured at Lowest Level Since 2008
The Obama administration also announced that Americans unable to sign up by March 31 could request an extension through April 15, which could further drive down the uninsured rate in the second quarter of 2014, Gallup reported. Additionally, other provisions of the health care law have not yet gone into effect, such as the requirement for employers to provide health insurance to their employees by 2015. These provisions also may affect the uninsured rate over time.. However, despite making young adults a top priority for enrollment, the uninsured rate among 18 to 25 year olds did not fall drastically. The rate among 18 to 25 year olds fell to 21.7 percent in Q1 2014 while the rate among adults aged 26 to 34 dropped to 26.4 percent. For those aged 35 to 64, the uninsured rate fell to 16.1 percent, reported Gallup. The uninsured rate for lower-income Americans dropped 3.2 percent to 27.5 percent, the largest decline among all subgroups. The uninsured rate for black Americans fell 3.3 percent to ...
Wearable defibrillators in uninsured patients with newly diagnosed cardiomyopathy or recent revascularization in a community...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Wearable defibrillators in uninsured patients with newly diagnosed cardiomyopathy or recent revascularization in a community medical center. AU - Mitrani, Raul D.. AU - McArdle, Amanda. AU - Slane, Michele. AU - Cogan, John. AU - Myerburg, Robert J.. PY - 2013/3/1. Y1 - 2013/3/1. N2 - Background: The wearable defibrillator (WD) can prevent sudden death in patients who are not candidates for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Objectives: We studied outcomes of uninsured patients prescribed a WD. Methods: A consecutive series of patients were prescribed a WD because of a new onset cardiomyopathy or coronary artery revascularization with a predischarge ejection fraction (EF) ≤35%. Patients were followed up for WD compliance, events, EF changes, and subsequent ICD implants. Results: Among 134 patients with cardiomyopathy diagnosed at a mean age of 52.7 ± 11.6 years and with a mean EF of 22.5% ± 7.3%, 125 patients (93%) were newly diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. There ...
Uninsured Up 3.5 Million Amid Health Care Uncertainty, Survey Finds - Roll Call
Roughly 3.5 million more Americans are uninsured compared to the last quarter of 2016, a new survey found.. An ongoing Gallup-Sharecare survey that has asked at least 500 randomly sampled people each day since 2008 whether they have insurance shared its 2017 third-quarter results Friday.. The uninsured rate among adults was 12.3 percent as of Sept. 30. Thats up 1.4 percent from the third and fourth quarters of 2016, when the uninsured rate reached a record low of 10.9 percent.. The number and rate of uninsured Americans will likely continue to creep upward without Congress and President Donald Trump taking steps to stabilize the insurance markets, according to an analysis of the survey released by Gallup on Friday.. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday to fund the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments Trump said he was ending last week. Their bill would also provide more flexibility to states seeking Section 1332 waivers, which allow ...
Rural health leaders experience firsthand how lack of health insurance negatively impacts community health, and they have worked tirelessly for decades to collaborate at the state and local levels to address the question of how best to care for uninsured people. People who lack health insurance coverage have a harder time obtaining the care they need because of cost. National studies show that people who are uninsured are less likely to obtain preventive screening or care for chronic conditions. Uninsured individuals are thus more likely to be hospitalized for preventable conditions, to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer, and to die prematurely than are those with insurance coverage . North Carolina data confirm that adults without health insurance are more likely to report being in fair or poor health, less likely to visit a doctor for a routine visit, less likely to see a doctor when they need care, and less likely to report having a personal doctor than are those with insurance coverage. ...
Uninsured kids in middle class have same unmet needs as poor | EurekAlert! Science News
Nationwide, uninsured children in families earning between $38,000 and $77,000 annually are nearly as likely to forgo health care as uninsured children in poorer families. More than 40 percent of children in those income brackets who are uninsured all year see no physicians and have no prescriptions all year, says new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center, to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societys annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
State, County, and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population: Prevalence and Key Demographic Features | ASPE
ASPE has developed state and sub-state estimates of the number of uninsured, along with their demographic characteristics, who are likely to qualify for coverage through Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplace (
Survey Finds Nearly Half of US Adults Uninsured in 2012
Nearly half of working-age adults, or 84 million adults aged 18-64, were uninsured for at least part of 2012, say authors of a report based on findings from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey of 2012. The survey also found that the number of young adults aged 19-25 without insurance decreased from 13.6 million to 11.7 million, or from 48% to 41% from 2010 to 2012. Nearly 40 million (75%) of low-income workers (incomes under 133% of the federal poverty level) were uninsured or underinsured in 2012; almost 21 million (59%) of moderate-income workers (incomes 133%-249% of poverty level) were underinsured; and 41% of working adults (75 million people) had trouble paying their medical bills or were paying down medical debts in 2012.. The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, April 26 through August 19, 2012, via cell phone and landline telephone interviews, in English and Spanish. The sample included 4,432 adults over age 19.. The authors of ...
Mass Screening in Low-Income Populations: The Challenges of Securing Diagnostic and Treatment Services in a National Cancer...
Funding for many mass screening programs for low-income and uninsured populations provides resources for screening tests, yet only rarely does it provide coverage for necessary follow-up diagnostic and treatment services. The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), a federally funded initiative that provides cancer screening to low-income uninsured and under-insured women, covers some diagnostic follow-up tests and no treatment services. We conducted in-depth case studies of seven state programs participating in the NBCCEDP to investigate the strategies and approaches being used to secure diagnostic and treatment services. The results suggest that the program relies on a patchwork of resources-at state and local levels-to provide diagnostic and treatment services. This includes a number of components of local safety nets, all of which are unstable and have uncertain futures. Public health disease-screening initiatives need to reconsider the feasibility of continued ...
Community Report No. 10
emand for charity care grew in Orange County during the recession, and the safety net expanded in response. Safety net hospitals reported increasing uncompensated care spending over the last few years, and patient volume at community clinics reportedly rose significantly. In particular, safety net providers experienced growth in unexpected uninsured patients, referring to more middle-income people who recently lost their jobs and health insurance. As one clinic director reported, The volume of calls [from people] trying to become our patients has drastically increased. Services to low-income people (Medi-Cal enrollees and the uninsured) also are more dispersed among hospitals. Respondents indicated that, beyond its operation of two federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), UCI has pulled back somewhat from its longstanding role as the main safety net hospital, for example, by reportedly resisting referrals of uninsured patients from health centers and clinics. Reportedly, other hospitals have ...
Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Patients Effectively Detects CRC Early and Is Cost Neutral - ONA
Offering free screening colonoscopies can identify CRC earlier in uninsured patients who are at high risk for developing the disease.
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Uninsured patients require creative discharge plans.
Case managers are being challenged to find a discharge destination for patients who are uninsured or underinsured and who need services after hospitalization.These patients often stay in the hospital longer than necessary, at the hospitals expense. Case managers should develop a network of community resources that can assist with care for unfunded patients after discharge. In some cases, it makes sense for the hospital to pay for a lower level of care rather than keeping patients in acute care beds that could be occupied by paying patients. Case managers often are under pressure to move patients through the continuum of care, making it a challenge to create an effective discharge plan for patients with limited financial resources. Many unfunded patients are eligible for financial assistance with their healthcare needs, but they arent aware of it and dont know how to apply ...
How does lack of insurance affect access to health care?
Lack of health coverage, even for short periods of time, results in decreased access to care. Research has shown that adults who experience gaps in their health insurance coverage are less likely to have a regular source of care or to be up to date with blood pressure or cholesterol checks than those with continuous coverage.19 Research also indicates that children who are uninsured for part of the year have more access problems than those with full-year coverage.20,21 Similarly, adults who lack insurance for an entire year have poorer access to care than those who have coverage for at least part of the year, suggesting that even a short period of coverage can improve access to care.22. Research demonstrates that gaining health insurance improves access to health care considerably and diminishes the adverse effects of having been uninsured. A seminal study of a Medicaid expansion in Oregon found that uninsured adults who gained Medicaid coverage were more likely to have an outpatient visit or ...
Uninsured Adults Are Less Likely to Get Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Checked, 2010 - The Commonwealth Fund
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for societys most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. ...
Changes in Insurance Coverage and Diagnosis Stage After Affordable Care Act Implementation - The ASCO Post
Jemal et al found decreases in the percentage of uninsured patients and trends toward earlier diagnosis among nonelderly patients with cancer after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.. Study Details. The study used National Cancer Data Base data to estimate the absolute percentage change (APC) and relative change in percent of uninsured patients among patients with newly diagnosed cancer aged 18 to 64 years from 2011 to the third quarter of 2013 (pre-ACA) and from the second to fourth quarter of 2014 (post-ACA) in Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states according to family income level. Changes in insurance and early-stage diagnosis for the 15 leading solid cancers in men and women (top 17 cancers total) were also assessed.. Changes After ACA. In the post-ACA period, there was a decrease in the percent of uninsured patients among patients with newly diagnosed cancer in all income categories in both Medicaid ...
Community Report No. 7
ew York s recent public insurance expansions have reinforced an already strong local health care safety net and helped to keep the overall uninsurance rate in Syracuse relatively low over the past year, despite a modest decline in the local economy. In 2001 the state implemented Family Health Plus, a new Medicaid expansion program, which covers uninsured parents earning less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level and childless adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty who do not otherwise qualify for Medicaid.. During the same period, the state launched Healthy New York, which provides reduced-cost insurance for uninsured individuals, small businesses and the self-employed. New York also expanded eligibility for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, the state s pharmacy program for low-income seniors. Collectively, these programs have expanded insurance options significantly for uninsured and underinsured Syracuse residents.. Alongside these insurance ...
Hospital Cost Amongst the Insured Vs Uninsured | My Blog
Most people assume that if they have to go to the hospital that it will be a costly experience. While this thought process has some merit, it becomes a bit more complicated when you consider the disparity in hospital cost amongst insured vs. uninsured. Hospitals charge the highest fees to those who are uninsured. Fees can range from 2 times to 5 times more than those fees charged to individuals who are insured. In fact, those who are insured or those who are on Medicare typically receive discounted medical services. There are instances where hospitals provide self pay discounts. However, many times these discounts mean little or nothing when you consider the initial rate that a self pay individual is charged. When a person has insurance, the insurance companies will often negotiate bills for the insured (if the charged price seems excessive). That being the case, hospitals will typically charge a reasonable price (initially) for those who are insured. On the other hand, if you are not ...
CBO Estimates Show SCHIP Bill Would Provide Health Insurance to 4.1 Million Uninsured Children | Center on Budget and Policy...
By 2013, a total of 4.1 million children who would otherwise be uninsured would have health care coverage under childrens health insurance legislation the House is scheduled to consider today. These figures come from the Congressional Budget Office. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to consider similar legislation on January 15.
Insured vs Uninsured - The Segregation of American Health Care - Antioxidants-anti-aging-super-foods.com
At the point when an individual calls a restorative specialist for an arrangement, the primary inquiry of the medicinal office staff is if the individual has health care coverage. In the event that the individual doesnt have medical coverage, the mentality of the workplace staff changes drastically. A ton of times the individual is asked grating and intrusive budgetary inquiries. Money installment is mentioned before the visit will be booked, or at the hour of the visit preceding administrations being given. Some therapeutic workplaces will not give restorative consideration if there is no medical coverage and the individual cant pay money ahead of time. Uninsured individuals looking for medicinal care face shame since they cant come up with all required funds for therapeutic administrations without advantage of a regularly scheduled installment plan. They are made to feel like their wellbeing doesnt make a difference since they are uninsured. In certain emergency clinics and doctors ...
With Health Care Topic A, Some Sketches for a Solution - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC
How to tackle the problem of 47 million Americans without health insurance? Start with the more than 8 million uninsured children.. Start with the children and work up from there. For corporate America and Washington policy experts, that seems to be the emerging consensus about how to begin tackling the problem of the 47 million people in this country without health insurance: Start with the more than 8 million uninsured children.. Then maybe add four million college students who do not have insurance but might not cost all that much to cover because they tend to be young and healthy.. Next might come the 1.4 million or so uninsured people in households with total income at least $75,000, who are perhaps in a position to purchase insurance - if insurance became mandatory and if a market for affordable personal policies was created.. Those are among the ideas arising from corporate America as change in the nations health insurance system seems increasingly to become a political ...
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IWF -The New American: Healthcare Law to Fine Hospitals That Provide Free Services to Poor
by Raven Clabough. President Obamas healthcare law is full of increased costs to taxpayers, in the form of taxes, higher premiums, and of course, fines. In fact, the healthcare law may punish charitable hospitals for treating uninsured Americans by issuing large fines to those institutions that continue to provide treatment to uninsured Americans.. The Daily Caller reported, A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people.. With approximately 60 percent of American hospitals classified as nonprofit, this can prove to be a substantial amount of money in penalties. Hospitals that fail to meet the new standards could face fines upwards of $50,000.. John Kartch of the Americans for Tax Reform added that the law requires tax-exempt hospitals to regularly prove that they ...
Cost-effectiveness of WISEWOMAN, a program aimed at reducing heart disease risk among low-income women | RTI
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the cost-effectiveness of the WISEWOMAN program. WISEWOMAN is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded lifestyle intervention program that provides low-income uninsured women aged 40-64 with chronic disease risk factor screenings, lifestyle interventions, and referral services in an effort to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD) and improve health. METHODS: We used data for 3015 WISEWOMAN participants who completed baseline and 1-year follow-up screenings.
Ron Pauls Former Campaign Manager Died Uninsured, Free - Duly Noted
At CNNs Tea Party debate on Monday, Wolf Blitzer asked presidential hopeful Ron Paul what should happen to a 30-year-old uninsured man who needs expensive medical care. Should the state pay?. Thats what freedom is all about: taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to take care of everybody- Paul began, before he was drowned out by hoots of glee from the audience. Blitzer asked if we should just let the guy die, which drew cheers from the crowd. Paul allowed that maybe churches could step in and fill the void.. In light of that exchange, Truthout revisited the tragic story of the death of Pauls 2008 campaign manager, Kent Snyder. Synder died penniless and uninsured of viral pneumonia at the age of 49, two weeks after Paul ended his presidential campaign. His friends started a website to help his mother pay the $400,000 in medical bills he left behind.. After a few weeks of fundraising theyd raised $32,000. At the rate they were going, we can predict that someone else ended up ...
Contributor - California Labor Federation
I have a friend, Patty, who worked as a waitress to pay her way through college. She worked hard and studied hard, so when she got sick and couldnt get better, she just chalked it up to stress. For two years, Patty was chronically ill with mysterious and debilitating symptoms. She knew she should go to the doctor, but she didnt have health insurance through work, and she couldnt afford to buy insurance and pay for rent and tuition at the same time. Eventually, Patty ended up in the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a thyroid problem. Since she had not gotten care for so long she had to immediately have surgery, which left her with $10,000 in medical debt.. Patty is just one of the 8.4 million Californians who lack health insurance. Californians who dont have job-based insurance are left to purchase coverage on their own in the individual market-a maze of complicated and overwhelming options hawked by giant health insurance corporations that know how to make a profit.. ...
Search | Coverage | Search Results | KFF
President Bidens January 28th executive order to reopen enrollment in the federal ACA Marketplace from February 15 through May 15, combined with $50 million in federal spending on outreach and education about ACA coverage options, has the potential to reach millions of people who were uninsured prior to or have lost coverage during the pandemic. As of 2019, there were 29 million non-elderly uninsured people, and the majority (57%) were eligible for financial assistance through the ACA Marketplaces (33%) or Medicaid (25%). KFF estimates indicate that nearly nine million uninsured people could be eligible for free or subsidized Marketplace coverage during the new enrollment period. Importantly, these actions to facilitate enrollment in ACA Marketplace coverage will also likely lead eligible low-income people to enroll in Medicaid coverage. Blog Read More ...
Argentina: Provincial Maternal-Child Health Investment Project- 2nd Phase
This second phase will support governmental efforts to improve access to basic health services for the uninsured population by expanding the Maternal Child Health Insurance Program (
Blog - Bailey & Galyen
Hello, my name is James Bridge. Im with the attorneys office of Bailey & Galyen. Iv been a personal injury attorney for 22 years. I would like to discuss with you, the difference between uninsured motorist and undersinsured motorist coverages. Uninsured coverages are if youre hit by someone who does not have liability coverages. This coverage allows you to collect for your lost wages, your medical damages, and any pain & suffering that you might incur as a result of someone elses negligence.. Underinsured coverages are if you are hit by someone who doesnt have enough coverages to cover you for your damages, and therefore you have to go to your own policy to recover for those same damages that that person caused.. Theres always been a question of people saying Do I need to have UIM coverages?. That includes underinsured and uninsured coverages. Yes, you do. The reason for that, is very obvious. If youre hit by somebody that is not covered by insurance, you wanna have and make sure that ...
Medical care for uninsured
Programs can help uninsured receive medical care. A number of private and public health care services can help patients who lack health or dental insurance.
The National Partnership for the Health Care Safety Net
The Initiatives efforts followed in the wake of larger health care reform initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many low-income patients in the metro-Atlanta area were not able to access the critical care services they need. Similarly, Georgias decision not to expand Medicaid left many of these patients uninsured. Yet there are provisions within the ACA that helped increase access and improve care delivery. Together, the members of the Initiative found ways to activate these potential solutions as they navigated federal and state legislature. In addition, the Initiative explored options initiated in other non-expansion states that addressed increased access to services for the low income uninsured population.. ...
Ventura County Supervisors Approve Plans To Expand Health Insurance Coverage to Uninsured Children | California Healthline
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to conduct a study of costs and other concerns related to the creation of a Childrens Health Initiative, the |cite|Ventura County Star |/cite|reports.
Study: Uninsured Americans Have 50 Percent Higher Odds of Dying in Hospital from Heart Attack or Stroke
There are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI
CDC: Funding covers cancer screenings for the uninsured
The CDC awarded a total of $22 million to 22 states and 4 tribal organizations to guarantee colorectal cancer screening services for uninsured or underinsured men and women between the ages of 50 and 64. The recipients of the award, which ranged in value from $358,283 to $1.1 million, expect to begin screening patients within six months ...
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Another way, beyond pay and employment, that many Americans feel marginalized involves access to healthcare. Regardless of who you blame for outcomes that leave Americans uninsured, millions of Americans in this country remain without access to healthcare coverage. Once again, those numbers show significant differences by age and race. In June 2016, the uninsured rate in the U.S. stood at 8.9 percent overall. For Americans 18-24, that number stood at 14.1 percent, despite provisions in the Affordable Care Act that allows individuals 26 and under to remain on their parents insurance. Among Americans 18-64, the uninsured rate nationally was 12.4 percent. That figure was only 8.7 percent for white Americans. Communities of color saw a much different scenario. Black Americans were uninsured at a rate of 14.8 percent, while Latinos were uninsured at twice the national average-24.8 percent!. How the economically marginalized voted. It is clear from these statistics, the analyses by my colleagues, and ...
Uninsured Individuals Enrolling in Health Coverage - RWJF
This report contains insights from uninsured individuals about enrolling in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Hispanics, Health Insurance and Health Care Access | Pew Research Center
Six-in-ten Hispanic adults living in the United States who are not citizens or legal permanent residents lack health insurance, according to a new analysis of a survey it conducted in 2007.
Unhealthy Politics | The Nation
The number-one healthcare issue facing the country is not which prescription drug plan is best for seniors or whether a handful of patients will be able to sue their HMOs. It is the 44 million people, or nearly 20 percent of the population under age 65, who have no health insurance and, for many, no healthcare at all. The myth that emergency rooms provide all the care the uninsured require continues unchallenged. But the emergency room is not the place to get primary care, follow-up care or care for chronic conditions, which most people need. Federal law requires emergency rooms to stabilize patients. After that, they are sent on their way, especially if they have no money to pay for further treatment. When they are given prescriptions, 30 percent of the uninsured dont fill them because of the cost. Rationing specialty care for the uninsured is common. In Washington, DC, the uninsured wait four months for an MRI and two months for a CT scan. In California, some counties have money to screen
Cheap Drug Prices
With todays rising health care costs, cheap drug prices may seem impossible to find. As a physician, you care about your patients and want them to feel better. Sometimes, feeling better means theyll have to take one or more prescription medicines. If your patients have health insurance, theres usually no problem when you write that prescription. However, as all doctors know, a growing number of people are uninsured and have serious problems meeting their prescription drug expenses.. Some doctors get upset when they learn that their patients havent been taking the drugs they were prescribed. What many physicians fail to realize is that for some people, taking their medicines or feeding their children is a choice they face every day. Wouldnt it be wonderful if you could do something to help your uninsured patients find cheap drug prices so they could feel their best?. ...
US health reform to slash care, leave millions uninsured - World Socialist Web Site
Mounting evidence shows that the Affordable Care Act will slash medical care and leave millions uninsured, while the private insurers hike premiums and boost their profits.
Congress Unlikely To Address the Issue of the Uninsured, Reinhardt Says | California Healthline
Congress could not find it in its heart and mind to provide health coverage for the uninsured last year when the nation had a budget surplus, and it is unlikely to do so as the government once again faces red ink, Uwe Reinhardt, a professor of political economy at Princeton University, writes in a |i|Boston Globe|/i| opinion piece.
Federal Spending on Health Care Lagging Increase in Uninsured | PLANSPONSOR
November 4, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) issued five reports portraying the governments health care provisions as increasingly straining to meet the uninsureds needs.
Budget: cover uninsured, trim Medicare, tax cigs
President Barack Obamas new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly ...
Survey: Uninsured Rate Drops; Health Law Cited | KPBS
With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obamas health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.
Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2000 Current Population Survey | EBRI
Despite expansions in the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), public health insurance coverage did not increase overall between 1998 and 1999. The percentage of nonelderly Americans covered by Medicaid and other government-sponsored health insurance coverage did not change between 1998 and 1999, though some children benefited from expansions in government-funded programs. The percentage of children in families just above the poverty level without health insurance coverage declined dramatically, from 27.2 percent uninsured in 1998 to 19.7 percent uninsured in 1999. Some of the decline can be attributed to expansions in Medicaid and S-CHIP, but it appears that expansions in employment-based health insurance and individually purchased coverage had an even larger effect than expansion of S-CHIP ...
Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2011 Current Population Survey | EBRI
Executive Summary. LATEST CENSUS DATA: This Issue Brief provides historical data through 2010 on the number and percentage of nonelderly individuals with and without health insurance. Based on EBRI estimates from the U.S. Census Bureaus March 2011 Current Population Survey (CPS), it reflects 2010 data. It also discusses trends in coverage for the 1994-2010 period and highlights characteristics that typically indicate whether an individual is insured.. HEALTH COVERAGE RATE CONTINUES TO DECREASE, UNINSURED INCREASE: The percentage of the nonelderly population (under age 65) with health insurance coverage decreased to 81.5 percent in 2010. Increases in health insurance coverage have been recorded in only three years since 1994, when 36.5 million nonelderly individuals were uninsured. The percentage of nonelderly individuals without health insurance coverage was 18.5 percent in 2010, up from 18.3 percent in 2009, and its highest level during the 1994-2010 period. EMPLOYMENT-BASED COVERAGE REMAINS ...
The Uninsured & Universal Healthcare: Support (Part 2)
In this second post on the uninsured and the potential for universal healthcare, I discuss the pragmatic realities of our current healthcare system, other countries universal healthcare systems, and the incredible lack of understanding amongst the American populace about the differences.. I will not try to sugar coat the first issue, despite my opposition to universal health coverage. Study after study has concluded that the uninsured do not receive the same standard of care in this country as the insured do. Emergency care is obviously available, but ERs and county hospitals are poor treatment centers for chronic illnesses and the likes which, along with un- or late diagnosed major diseases such as hypertension and cancer, account for the increase in mortality seen from the insured to the uninsured.. Here is an article on an Institute of Medicine study on the issue.. What is surprising is that, in surveys, the majority of Americans with insurance believe that the uninsured receive healthcare ...
VM -- HSAs: A Great Tax Shelter for Wealthy, Healthy People but Little Help to the Uninsured, Underinsured, and People with...
An attorney argues that for the uninsured and underinsured, the limitations that exist with health saving accounts far outweigh the benefits and could be a threat to the existence of comprehensive health care coverage. Virtual Mentor is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.
The Affordable Care Act (D): Making a Decision on the Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Tax Exclusion - Supplement - Faculty ...
In the summer of 2009, a meeting is called in the White House to discuss the impact of changing the rules on the employer-sponsored health insurance tax exclusion ...
The State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was established in 1997 as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA). In conjunction with Medicaid, SCHIP has helped to reduce the number of low-income uninsured children by broadening eligibility requirements and simplifying enrolling procedures.
Philadelphia dermatologist recognized for providing free care for uninsured patients
Rosemont, Ill. - The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Cory Simpson, MD, PhD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for his work providing free dermatologic care to uninsured patients in Philadelphia. Dr. Simpson and his colleagues at Penn Dermatology use teledermatology- technology that can facilitate the remote diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions -to help patients at the Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) community health clinic. The mobile phone-based platform allows dermatologists to view photos of skin, hair, or nail conditions sent electronically by primary care physicians and other providers and give treatment recommendations and arrange follow-up care if needed. The Penn team of volunteer dermatologists also holds in-person appointments with patients with more complex disease or who do not see improvement despite initial recommendations. All of the clinics patients lack insurance and most are immigrants who face cultural, language, and financial ...
Armstrongs nursing program to team with uninsured under federal grant
The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration will provide an inter-professional care program building on St. Marys as a nurse-managed primary care site for the uninsured.. Sister Pat Baber, director of the center at 1302 Drayton St., said the funding will provide for several medical professionals as well as technology to allow volunteer physician specialists to assist in treating center patients.. The center cares for uninsured and low-income patients.. The program should be in operation in January, she said. Anita Nivens, professor of nursing at Armstrong, will work with Baber on the project.. With this grant, St. Marys will be an even better medical home for the uninsured than before, said Paul P. Hinchey, president and CEO at St. Josephs/Candler.. He said the new technology involved with seamlessly connect patients with the specialists they need. We believe this model will be something the health care industry can follow ...
Why Are The Uninsured
Most low-income households now have access to public programs but many fail to take advantage of them. Virtually all children from low-income families are now eligible for Medicaid or the various State Childrens Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Yet the parents of about 7.7 million eligible children failed to enroll them. The Urban Institute found that 88 percent of these parents knew about the health insurance programs for poor children, but less than one-fourth had ever attempted to enroll their children or even inquire about the programs. The Urban Institute found that 40 percent of those who had not inquired and 16 percent who inquired and didnt apply said they did not need or want the programs ...
Kool Smiles Surpasses $111 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Adults
ATLANTA, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kool Smiles Surpasses $111 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Adults.
Income, Age, Gender, Employment and Health Insurance Coverage: eHealth Uninsured Consumer Survey | eHealth
Uninsured Seeking Health Insurance Are Often Young and Female MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Today, eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), parent company of eHealthInsurance Services (www.ehealthinsurance.com), released the results...
Free - but flexible: In era of health reform, Medicaid expansion, clinics evolve to care for more than just the uninsured |...
Many of the 75 free health clinics in Michigan are changing their business models to become more flexible providers as hundreds of thousands of previously uninsured people gain private coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Healthy Michigan Medicaid, clinic directors say.
UM president to speak on U.S. need for health insurance
UM president to speak on U.S. need for health insurance BY Kathi Baker Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor, will deliver the next Future Makers Lecture, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, on the host of medical, economic and social problems arising from the estimated 45 million Americans who lack health insurance.. Coleman served as co-chair of the Institute of Medicines (IOM) Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance along with Arthur Kellermann, professor and chair of emergency medicine at Emory. The committees sixth and final report, issued earlier this year, recommended that the United States offer universal health care coverage by the year 2010 that would be affordable for individuals and families and sustainable by society.. In its series of studies, the committee estimated that 18,000 persons a year die unnecessarily due to lack of medical coverage. In addition, even the health care of middle-class Americans is affected because the millions ...
Lower extremity vascular injuries: Increased mortality for minorities and the uninsured?<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Lower extremity vascular injuries. T2 - Increased mortality for minorities and the uninsured?. AU - Crandall, Marie. AU - Sharp, Douglas. AU - Brasel, Karen. AU - Carnethon, Mercedes. AU - Haider, Adil. AU - Esposito, Thomas. PY - 2011/10. Y1 - 2011/10. N2 - Background: There is increasing evidence to suggest that racial disparities exist in outcomes for trauma. Minorities and the uninsured have been found to have higher mortality rates for blunt and penetrating trauma. However, mechanisms for these disparities are incompletely understood. Limiting the inquiry to a homogenous group, those with lower extremity vascular injuries (LEVIs), may clarify these disparities. Methods: The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB; version 7.0, American College of Surgeons) was used for this study. LEVIs were identified using codes from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed using Stata software (version 11; StataCorp, LP, ...
Insurance Improves ICU Survival Rate | Managed Care magazine
Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Pennsylvania hospitals are at a 21 percent increased risk of death compared to similar patients with private insurance, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The difference in mortality risk was not explained by patient characteristics or differences in care at the hospital level, suggesting that uninsured patients might receive poorer care.. Compared to similar patients with private insurance or Medicaid, uninsured ICU patients were also less likely to receive certain common critical care procedures, including placement of central venous catheters, tracheostomies, and acute hemodialysis.. Previous studies suggested that uninsured critically ill patients may have a higher mortality, and may be less likely to receive certain critical care procedures, says Sarah M. Lyon, MD, pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. But we found that these differences are ...
Maine Voices: Medicaid expansion funds will benefit older uninsured Mainers - Portland Press Herald
Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government will pay the entire cost of covering newly eligible individuals for three years beginning in 2014 and 90 percent starting in 2020. This would provide health care coverage to thousands of Maine residents who would otherwise be uninsured in 2014. It is important to emphasize that these are federal dollars already set aside for the state of Maine to expand health care. By accepting the federal funds, Maine can help hardworking people who have lost their health insurance get Medicaid health coverage if their incomes are less than approximately $15,000 a year, or 138 percent of the federal poverty level.. Through this measure, 69,500 Maine people who are not currently insured could qualify for health care coverage, including the more than 16,300 Mainers ages 50 to 64 who have lost their jobs or are working in jobs without health benefits. Unexpectedly losing a job is tough at the best of times, but studies show that it takes longer for older ...
Uninsured have higher in-hospital mortality rates | Trustee
Uninsured patients who are treated in the hospital for heart attack, stroke or pneumonia are more likely to die from their conditions.
How does the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance work? | Tax Policy Center
Employer-paid premiums for health insurance are exempt from federal income and payroll taxes. Additionally, the portion of premiums paid by employees is typically excluded from...
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Safety-net Health System With a Focus on the Uninsured: Benefits and Costs - Full...
Colon cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can prevent CRC death, but screening rates are suboptimal, especially for vulnerable populations such as those with limited or no health insurance. This striking public health challenge demands urgent implementation of evidence-based strategies to reduce avoidable CRC death.. Prior research has shown that a direct-to-consumer strategy of inviting patients by mail to complete CRC screening may result in increased rates of screening completion. However, this approach has not been tested extensively in vulnerable populations, such as the under/uninsured, and minority populations often cared for by safety-net health systems. Further, it is unclear whether patients are more likely to participate in one CRC screening test versus another. Knowing this is important to designing programs for increasing screening. For example, the planning and resources required for a screening program with colonoscopy--which is a ...
Fact Sheet: Hospital Costs Explained | AHA
In 2018, two-thirds of hospitals lost money providing care to Medicare and Medicaid patients and about one-third of hospitals were operating on negative operating margins (see chart).. Americas hospitals are faced with mounting financial challenges. Government programs like Medicare and Medicaid pay hospitals less than the cost of caring for the beneficiaries these programs cover while insurance companies negotiate deep discounts with hospitals. The growing numbers of uninsured and underinsured further complicate this financial picture. While there are government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid disproportionate hospital payments designed to help hospitals with the cost of treating low-income and uninsured patients, it is not enough to cover the cost of care.. These inequities in payment leave hospitals with a challenging balancing act. Hospitals must ensure that the payments they receive for care from all sources exceed the costs of providing that care. A hospital cannot continue to lose ...
CareNow is hosting its fourth large scale health care clinic this weekend. But Donald Manelli, CareNows president and founder, would like to see the event becomes obsolete. Its kind of an ad hoc solution to a problem that one hopes will go away eventually, he said. Its kind of a barn-raising. Its kind of the community coming together to help people in great need. More than 2 million people in Los Angeles are uninsured, and another 2 million are on Medicaid. Shana Alex Lavarreda of UCLAs Center for Health Policy Research says that the clinic is a Band-Aid approach, but still necessary. We need some extra Band-Aid to at least to get us through at least some initial period before health care reform will hopefully cover many of these uninsured people in a good health insurance program, she said. But its certainly not an ideal situation. We need something more sustainable. We need something that can actually be a system over time that can handle the capacity of the health care needs of ...
The Pro-Choice Public Education Project : Medicaid and Womens Reproductive Health
Since the average cost of having a baby today is over $8,800, access to affordable, quality, comprehensive health care is a critical component in a womans decision whether to parent a child. Also many medical conditions are aggravated by pregnancy including sickle-cell disease, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, so for a woman with these and other conditions, the costs can be far higher.. Women of reproductive age (15-44) are the most likely of any demographic group to lack health insurance. Medicaid, a federal and state program that provides health insurance for certain low-income individuals, helps fill that gap. Approximately seven million women of reproductive age rely on Medicaid; and women comprise 71% of the programs adult insurees. Medicaid helps guarantee that low-income women have an equal right to health care and the ability to control their reproductive destiny.. Through Medicaid, women can access a wide range of services including pregnancy-related care, ...
MarillacHealth offers free dental care for uninsured kids
MarillacHealth offered free dental care Thursday for uninsured children. Kids aged 5 to 19 years old got free cleanings and check-ups. The Give Kids a Smile event is a nationwide service held by the American Dental Association. Its the 16th year for Marillac.
When plastic surgery goes wrong, patients are left to pay for uninsured doctors mistakes - Nation World - Gainesville Sun -...
One in five Florida plastic surgeons are uninsured, USA TODAY found. Patients suffer after botched tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts and more.
Goldsboro News-Argus | News: Hospital to raise rates by 5 percent
The board of directors at Wayne Memorial Hospital has approved a 5 percent rate increase as part of the hospitals $191 million budget for fiscal year 2012. The lingering recession, an increasing number of uninsured patients and continued pressure from Medicaid for payments are just a few of the contributing factors that went into the proposed budget, hospital officials said. The 5 percent rate increase is necessary to cover higher costs and to position Wayne Memorial as a quality, locally controlled hospital in the future, said William Paugh, hospital president. Positive margins are required to protect the hospitals ability to finance long-term projects with long-term debt. Two areas that could see increases in the coming year are admissions and outpatient volumes. At the same time, officials said, the growing numbers reflect more uninsured patients, leading to more charity and bad debt cases. We think admissions, after several years of slight declines, are going to rise slightly -- 2.2 ...
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Ideological sensibilities? Excuse me? Oh, well.. One thing that strikes me square in the jaw about the states rights argument is this: For the last 26 years, states have been able, with federal waiver approval, to craft their own Medicaid programs as long as the results are revenue neutral and comply with minimum requirements.. By way of explanation, Medicaid has been with us since 30 July 1965 when President Johnson signed it and Medicare into law. Medicaid has been a lifeline for the poor who, prior to the Affordable Care Act, were mostly uninsured for health care. The ER was their primary care physician. The Act had a number of goals, one of which was to lower the number of uninsured and underinsured Americans. Since these people were nearly all of the lower income variety, the Act provided federal funding for states to expand Medicaid. Thirty-one states plus the District of Columbia did that. And the numbers of uninsured dropped significantly in those states.. In 1991, the Social Security ...
ARDvark Blog Journal of Adhesion Related Disorder: 2008
Straight Talk on Health System Reform A Call to Action John McCain believes we can and must provide access to health care for every American. He has proposed a comprehensive vision for achieving that. For too long, our nations leaders have talked about reforming health care. Now is the time to act.Americans Are Worried About Health Care Costs. The problems with health care are well known: it is too expensive and 47 million people living in the United States lack health insurance. John McCains Vision for Health Care Reform John McCain Believes The Key To Health Care Reform Is To Restore Control To The Patients Themselves. We want a system of health care in which everyone can afford and acquire the treatment and preventative care they need. Health care should be available to all and not limited by where you work or how much you make. Families should be in charge of their health care dollars and have more control over care.Making Health Insurance Innovative, Portable and AffordableJohn McCain ...
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Hernia and Gynecological Surgery for the Uninsured (No Insurance Surgery) | WebWire
There is a surgical center in Fort Myers that is catering to the uninsured. Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas and Dr. Robert Tomas are two surgeons that have opened a state licensed office-based surgical center in...
A survey has found that one of every eight US adults is underinsured, causing many families to file for bankruptcy and forgo needed health care (Health Affairs 2008 Jun 10; doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.4.w298).. The survey of 2616 US adults, conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, a charitable organisation based in New York that promotes a high performing healthcare system, found that 42% of people aged 19 to 65 had either no health insurance or were underinsured in 2007-up from 35% in 2003 (Health Affairs 2005 Jun 14; doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.w5.289).. Respondents were defined as underinsured if they spent 10% or more of … ...
Care-a-Van Brings Services to Low-Income and Uninsured Residents - News - The Ledger - Lakeland, FL
Ramiro Sam Hernandez spends his work week in a large, air-conditioned mobile unit, making scheduled visits to parking lots across Polk County. He staffs the Health Care-a-Van, which provides community outreach for the Polk HealthCare Plan - the countys sales-tax-funded plan that provides health care coverage for Polks uninsured and low-income residents.
Peace of Mind
Navigating Health Insurance?. Were here to help.. Holy Cross has teamed up with the Broward Regional Health Planning Council to make sure you get and stay covered! Call 954-561-9681 to speak with an informed, helpful enrollment representative.. Health Insurance Provides Peace of Mind. Health insurance can be affordable. For some, government subsidies offset the cost of insurance. Others may be eligible for Medicaid when previously they were not. Avoiding penalties for not having insurance should be a factor too. Most importantly, health insurance provides peace of mind.. The Health Care Law. According to the Affordable Care Act, everyone who legally lives in the United States must have health insurance.. For millions of uninsured people, this law gives access to healthcare plans at different cost levels. Based on their income and family size, those who qualify also may receive financial assistance when purchasing these plans. You may compare plans at the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known ...
Financial distress in cancer care. ecancer - News
10 Aug 2017. More than one-third of insured cancer patients receiving treatment faced out-of-pocket costs that were greater than they expected and those patients with the most financial distress were underinsured, paying almost one-third of their income in health care-related costs, a research letter published by JAMA Oncology reports.. The financial burden of treating cancer is well known and even insured patients face financial burden and a worsened quality of life. Underinsured patients (those who spend more than 10 percent of their income on health care costs) are a growing group.. Fumiko Chino, M.D., of the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and coauthors conducted a survey of financial distress and cost expectations among 300 insured patients with cancer presenting for treatment at a comprehensive cancer center and three affiliated rural oncology clinics.. Nearly all of the patients had private insurance or Medicare and the rest had Medicaid.. Of the patients, 49 (16 percent) ...
CDC: Rates of uninsured, diabetics rose during Great Recession | FierceHealthcare
The rate of uninsured in the United States rose dramatically in virtually all demographic categories during the Great Recession, likely increasing the financial pressure on hospitals to treat all patients and receive compensation for doing so.
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A new federal report estimates about 6 million people will pay a penalty because they are uninsured in 2016, a figure that includes uninsured dependents who have the penalty paid on their behalf. Total collections will be about $7 billion in 2016 and average about $8 billion per year over the 2017-2022 period.. The penalty will be the greater of a flat dollar amount per person that rises from $95 in 2014 and $325 in 2015 to $695 in 2016 and is indexed by inflation thereafter (the penalty for children will be half that amount and an overall cap will apply to family payments) or a percentage of the households income that rises to 2.5% for 2016 and subsequent years (also subject to a cap). The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that about 30 million nonelderly residents will be uninsured in 2016, but the majority of them will not be subject to the penalty tax. Unauthorized immigrants, for example, who are prohibited from receiving almost all ...
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Being a medical student in North Philadelphia and then going on to residency in New Orleans have shaped my view of medicine and the vast injustices people face. Most of my clinical rotations in medical school dealt with the underserved and uninsured population. These are hands down the most challenging patients to treat for reasons…
Finding Cheap Dental Care Without Insurance - Consumerist
A lack of dental insurance is no excuse not to take care of your teeth. If you havent visited the dentist in a while due to a lack of coverage, know that delaying your inevitable reconciliation with the mouth gods will only give you more severe problems to deal with once you finally go back.. Money Crashers offers ways for the uninsured to find cheap dental care. The post suggests calling up dental care offices and asking what their rates are for uninsured patients. You may find that the billing office is willing to correlate charges to your income.. Dentistry is a fiercely competitive industry, so you may find some offices are offering online discounts to troll for new customers. Another option is to hit up a dental school for free or low-cost care from dentists in training.. If youre single, take good care of your teeth and usually only go to the dentist for routine cleanings twice a year, you may be better off ditching insurance premiums and just paying for the cleanings out of ...
Government-Run Health Care - FactCheck.org
As weve said before, the laws regulatory provisions are more like putting the government between you and your insurance company. The ACA says insurers cant have caps on coverage, cant deny customers based on preexisting conditions (or charge them more), and cant spend more than 15 percent or 20 percent on non-medical-related costs. It also requires coverage of preventive care, such as cancer screenings, with no cost-sharing.. The law doesnt create a single-payer system, in which the government insures everyone. In fact, while the law is expected to cut the number of uninsured Americans by 25 million, it still leaves 31 million uninsured.. Republicans also have repeatedly attacked the Independent Payment Advisory Board as a bureaucrat-filled rationing board. But the IPAB, which is created by the health care law, is charged with slowing the rate of growth of Medicare spending, and its limited in how it can go about doing that. The law says the boards proposals shall not include any ...
Number of uninsured children climbs, reversing more than a decade of progress, report finds - Los Angeles Times
The number of children in the United States without health coverage increased for the first time in at least a decade last year, according to a new report that suggests several Trump administration moves may be behind the troubling development.
Need a meningitis shot for college? Houston area offers affordable options - Houston Chronicle
Health departments in Houston as well as Fort Bend, Montgomery and Galveston counties have an ample supply of free and discounted doses available under the Vaccines for Children program, which covers eligible patients younger than 19. For uninsured adults 19 and older, this statewide program offers free meningitis vaccines through an Adult Safety Net program, though providers may charge an administration fee up to $25. If a patient is unable to afford the fee, the provider may not deny them the vaccination because of their inability to pay, according to Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman Chris Van Deusen. The agencys four health centers only charge an administrative fee for vaccines provided to patients who meet the eligibility requirements of the Texas Vaccines for Children and Adult Safety Net programs. For clients who are unable to pay, we waive the administration fee, said Dr. M. desVignes-Kendrick, the agency director and county health authority. Meningococcal disease is
Patient Price Information List | Akron Childrens Hospital
In compliance with state law, Akron Childrens Hospital is providing this price list, which includes charges for room and board, emergency department, operating room, physical therapy and other procedures. The hospitals charges are the same for all patients, but a patients responsibility may vary, depending on payment plans negotiated with individual health insurance companies. Uninsured or underinsured patients should consult with our admitting and billing staff to determine whether they qualify for discounts. The prices listed are our standard fees before insurance, and are correct as of Jan. 01, 2021. You may contact the staff at 330- 543-8500, or 1-800-933-7440.. ...
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Faith community nursing
... and medically uninsured individuals. These individuals remain the hardest for health care professionals to keep in touch with ...
Volunteers in Medicine
The VIM Alliance is a national network of free clinics that provide health care services to the uninsured and medically ... is national nonprofit dedicated to building a network of free primary health care clinics for the uninsured and medically ... assisted local communities and built a national network of free health care clinics to care for the uninsured and medically ... particularly the uninsured." For two decades, the Volunteers in Medicine national office ...
Health insurance coverage in the United States
In 2009 the Census Bureau states that 10.0 percent or 7.5 million children under the age of 18 were medically uninsured. ... The uninsured rate and number of uninsured increased from 2017 (7.9 percent or 25.6 million). The percentage of people with ... Young adults make up the largest age segment of the uninsured, are the most likely to be uninsured, and are one of the fastest ... The uninsured rate fell across nearly all demographic groups. The Commonwealth Fund reported that the uninsured rate among ...
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
... uninsured or medically underserved rural families can receive services tailored just for them with sliding-scale fees. The ...
Health Resources and Services Administration
It is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or ... medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and thirteen offices, the Health Resources and Services Administration provides ... Health Resources and Services Administration's grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, ... oral and behavioral health services to uninsured and underinsured individuals through a nationwide network of community-based ...
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Memorial is Niagara's safety net hospital for the medically underserved, uninsured and underinsured, annually providing some $ ...
Massachusetts health care reform
The new plan covered abortions (both elective and medically necessary) in the heavily Catholic state. The number of uninsured ... which covered uninsured emergency room visits as well as uninsured hospital admissions (as well as funding community health ... A much larger portion of the pool was used for non-ED hospital care for the uninsured and for other care at Community Health ... A few days later, Governor Romney announced that he would propose a plan to cover virtually all the uninsured. At the same time ...
Community health centers in the United States
Be located in a federally designated medically under-served area (MUA) or serve medically under-served populations (MUP) ... According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 29 million people in the country (9.1% of the population) were uninsured in 2015. Many ... In areas with a high uninsurance rate, which tend to be the medically underserved areas where CHCs operate, there is often a ... As CHCs primarily treat the low-income and uninsured, many of their patients do not regularly see a primary care physician, ...
Round Rock, Texas
Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC) is a grant-funded organization dedicated to serving the health needs of the uninsured and ... They provided 130,000 patient visits for medically underserved adults and children in 2009. Grants come from the Scott & White ...
Connect for Health Colorado
It is estimated that there are currently 700,000 medically uninsured individuals living in Colorado, and the marketplace hopes ...
Nurse-managed health center
A nurse-managed health center provides health care services in medically underserved rural and urban areas in the United States ... Nurse-managed health centers provide health care to thousands of uninsured and underinsured people every year. Nurse-managed ... health promotion and disease prevention services to uninsured, under-insured and vulnerable patients in rural, urban and ...
... including those who are medically underserved. The organization focuses on the needs of underinsured and uninsured women. The ...
Federally Qualified Health Center
In particular, they serve underserved, underinsured, and uninsured Americans, including migrant workers and non-U.S. citizens. ... Health programs funded include: Community Health Centers which serve a variety of federally designated Medically Underserved ... FQHCs were originally meant to provide comprehensive health services to the medically underserved to reduce the patient load on ... and 38 percent were uninsured. In particular, during 2010 health centers served 862,775 migrant and seasonal farm workers and ...
UMMA Community Clinic
The region also has the highest number of uninsured residents in Los Angeles County. The Clinic serves an impoverished but ... "Medically Underserved Area" (MUA) meaning that the ratio of physicians to residents falls below federal standards. ...
North Shore, Staten Island
The district is also home to a disproportionate amount of the Island's medically uninsured, a number high enough to rank in the ...
... were used for medically necessary care, there would be enough money in the system to cover everyone at no extra cost. In July ... and is concerned about the large number of uninsured and underinsured in the United States. He contends that if the for-profit ...
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Free clinics play a significant role in meeting the health care needs of the uninsured, particularly at a time when private ... Health centers are required to be located in or serve a high-need community (a "medically underserved" area or population) - ... and the uninsured. Community health centers are funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. ... uninsured or face other obstacles to getting health care. The Bureau is headed by Associate Administrator Jim Macrae and Deputy ...
Affordable Care Act
Of the 14 states with uninsured rates of 10% or greater, 11 had not expanded Medicaid. The drop in uninsured rates due to ... by paying for medically necessary healthcare). The requirement to provide emergency care also forced redistribution from people ... The uninsured rate dropped in every congressional district in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015. The Congressional Budget Office ... By 2016, the uninsured share of the population had roughly halved, with estimates ranging from 20 to 24 million additional ...
Independence Blue Cross Foundation
... health clinics that provide free or nominal-fee care to the uninsured and medically underserved in local communities in ...
Michael Garcia (politician)
... one of the largest primary health care providers of the uninsured and medically underserved in Colorado. Garcia was responsible ...
New applicants in the "uninsurable" category (now called "medically eligible") were required to have an income below a ... In 1995, after enrollment reached 1.2 million, the state closed eligibility to uninsured adults. People who were deemed ... Under TennCare II, program eligibility for "uninsured" and "uninsurables" was tightened. ... but were uninsured or deemed uninsurable due to pre-existing conditions. In its first year of operation, TennCare enrollment ...
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
... which maintains responsibility for the care of the medically indigent, low income, uninsured residents of the San Fernando and ...
Emergency medical services in Canada
... for medically necessary EMS service, but when a physician decides that the service was not medically necessary, they can cause ... the patient to pay the full, uninsured amount of the charge, with the patient receiving a bill for the additional deterrent fee ... In some jurisdictions, such as Ontario, a deterrent fee scheme is used to discourage the medically unnecessary use of EMS by ...
Healthcare and the LGBT community
... and even if they're medically necessary. Although they are not the only uninsured population in the United States, transgender ... and the District of Columbia require that most private insurance plans cover medically necessary health care for transgender ... their insurance plan may not cover medically necessary services. The National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported that ...
Community health center
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration ... Community health centers have a unique mission of ensuring access for underserved, under-insured and uninsured patients. In the ... In countries without universal healthcare, the clients include the uninsured, underinsured, low-income or those living in areas ... which includes persons who are uninsured, underinsured, low-income or those living in areas where little access to primary ...
What Can't Wait
... since her sister was medically uninsured and needs to work longer hours in order to pay her husband's medical bills. Even ...
List of countries with universal health care
"U.S. Uninsured Rate at New Low of 10.9% in Third Quarter". Gallup.. ... The law prohibits insurers from capping their liability for a person's health care needs, a move expected to reduce medically ... As of October 7, 2016, the U.S. uninsured rate fell to 10.9% from the 14.6% recorded when President Obama came into office. ... Since NHI, the previously uninsured have increased their usage of medical services. Most preventive services are free such as ...
Medically indigent adult
"Key Facts about the Uninsured Population". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2018-08-13. " ... Medically Indigent Adults (MIAs) in the health care system of the United States are persons who do not have health insurance ... Those who are "medically indigent earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to purchase either health insurance or ... This is a term that is used both medically and for the general public. According to data reported by The Henry J. Kaiser Family ...
Comparison of the healthcare systems in Canada and the United States
"The Uninsured: A Primer" (PDF). Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Archived from the original (PDF) on September ... for all medically necessary hospital and physician care. About 91% of hospital expenditures and 99% of total ... An estimated 25 percent of the uninsured are eligible for government programs but unenrolled. About a third of the uninsured ... The number of chronically uninsured (uninsured all year) was estimated at between 21 and 31 million in 1998. Another study, by ...
Being Uninsured". Forbes. Retrieved April 18, 2019.. *^ a b Eubanks, Virginia, Automating Inequality: How high-tech tools ... "medically necessary services". ... As of 2014, rate of uninsured children was reduced to 6% (5 ... Additionally, CBO estimates predicted the number of uninsured rising under AHCA from 28 million persons to 49 million (under ... but that uninsured ER visits increased and that Medicaid-funded ER visits by infants substantially increased. Another NBER ...
... were used for medically necessary care, he says, there would be enough money in the system to cover all people at no extra cost ... and is concerned about the large number of uninsured and underinsured in the United States. He contends that if the ...
Massachusetts health care reform
The taxes that fed the state's "free care pool", which covered uninsured emergency room visits as well as uninsured hospital ... The new plan covered abortions (both elective and medically necessary) in the heavily Catholic state. ... "Estimate of Uninsured" (PDF). The Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts ... "Research on providing health coverage for the uninsured in Massachusetts". Roadmap to Coverage. Retrieved 2011-07-11.. ...
intersex persons, who "are often subjected to cosmetic and other non-medically indicated surgeries performed on their ... public and nonprofit private agencies receive grants to operate clinics that provide care largely to the uninsured and the ...
We have huge numbers of people who are also just a lay-off away from joining the ranks of the uninsured, or being purged by ... give bonuses to insurance company physicians and others to find reasons for the company to avoid meeting the cost of medically ... You know, we have more people who are uninsured in this country than the entire population of Canada. And that if you include ... According to Sicko, almost fifty million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of ...
Rural health clinic
A rural health clinic (RHC) is a clinic located in a rural, medically under-served area in the United States that has a ... RHCs are not legally mandated to provide care to patients who cannot pay but many of their patients are uninsured. Recent ... Medically Underserved Area under Section 330(b)(3) of the PHS Act; or Governor-designated and Secretary-certified shortage area ... by the United States Census Bureau defined as medically under-served by one of the following characteristics: Primary Care ...
OU School of Community Medicine
... but particularly in deepening their understanding of the needs of the medically vulnerable and the goals of making entire ... "OU Bedlam Clinics celebrate 10 years of helping uninsured". Tulsa World. Wallace, EA; Miller-Cribbs, JE; Duffy, FD (March 2013 ... gaining experience working with the underserved and medically vulnerable. Students can also participate in clinical experiences ...
Abortion in Vermont
17 states including Vermont use their own funds to cover all or most "medically necessary" abortions sought by low-income women ... higher rates of uninsured pregnant women, higher rates of infant and child deaths, higher rates of teen drug and alcohol abuse ...
North General Hospital
NGH also weathered fiscal stress from treating significantly higher percentage of patients who were either uninsured or low ... The hospital responded, arguing that its broad exclusion was medically justified, primarily because the hospital had neither ...
Disability in the United States
The same journal articles established a correlation between being uninsured or utilizing medicaid coverage with greater levels ... Bloch, Frank S. (January 2007). "Medical Proof, Social Policy, and Social Security's Medically Centered Definition of ... "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment ...
2007 Oregon Ballot Measure 50
... low-income adults and other medically underserved Oregonians, and to fund tobacco prevention and education programs. The ... have been to finance the Healthy Kids Program created by the 2007 legislature to provide affordable health care for uninsured ...
University of New Mexico Hospital
As a safety net hospital, UNMH serves a large percentage of the uninsured and under-insured population of the state. The ... Given that New Mexico is a large and sparsely-populated state, with 32 of the state's 33 counties being listed as medically ... It is now a nationally and internationally recognized model for telementoring to medically underserved communities, culminating ...
Gynecologic cancer disparities in the United States
Patients who are uninsured or with Medicaid are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage vaginal cancer than those with ... 2005). "Adherence to guidelines for follow-up of low-grade cytologic abnormalities among medically underserved women". ... A multi-institutional study of 47,390 patients revealed that uninsured and Medicaid-insured patients to be at higher risk of ...
List of LGBT firsts by year (2010s)
San Francisco voted to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured ... The procedure, which the treating doctor deemed medically necessary, was performed on November 14 at a private hospital, since ... is medically appropriate and necessary, and weighing all associated safety and security risks presented, I approve adding ( ...
Health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration
Uninsured rate Another concern is the rate of uninsured people in the US. In June 2014, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being conducted ... and guarantee comprehensive coverage and equal access for all medically necessary procedures, without increasing overall ... A single uninsured cancer patient diagnosed at stage four can incur over half a million dollars in hospital bills in a few ... 13.4 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured in 2014. This is a decrease from the percentage at 17.1 percent in January 2014 and ...
Opioid epidemic in the United States
... cities with a higher uninsured/unemployment rate; and cities with more residents who have diabetes, arthritis, or a disability ... pain clinics are closely regulated and monitored to minimize the prescription of opioids non-medically In July 2016, governors ...
Political positions of Ron Paul
Volack, Jason M. (2011-09-16). "For Ron Paul, Question about the Uninsured May Have Hit Close to Home". Retrieved February 7, ... and use by reclassifying the plant medically. Parental Consent Act of 2007. H.R. 2387, 2007-05-17, originally H.R. 5236, 2004- ... Hartman, Rachel Rose (September 13, 2011). "Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die". Yahoo! News. Paul, ...
Timeline of women's legal rights in the United States (other than voting)
Title X is legally designed to prioritize the needs of low-income families or uninsured people (including those who are not ... and that states/the federal government have no statutory or constitutional obligation to fund medically necessary abortions. ... These services are provided to low-income and uninsured individuals at reduced or no cost. Its overall purpose is to promote ... to provide unbiased and medically accurate information about emergency contraception, and to make someone available at all ...
Abortion in Montana
Seventeen states including Montana use their own funds to cover all or most "medically necessary" abortions sought by low- ... higher rates of uninsured pregnant women, higher rates of infant and child deaths, higher rates of teens with substance use and ...
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
The other sixteen must be spent doing something medically-related for at least 20 hours per week-these are termed selectives. ... Students fulfill a community service requirement by seeing uninsured and underinsured patients at the Rochester Education and ... Vincent De Paul treating uninsured in Phoenix". AZFamily. Retrieved 2020-04-27. "Medical Volunteers , The Society of St. ...
Political positions of Susan Collins
Clymer, Adam (1997-04-09). "8 G.o.p. Senators Back Bill to Aid Uninsured Youths". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved ... "medically underserved areas" through an amendment of title XVIII of the Social Security Act. In December 2017, along with ... The bill also repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which would leave 13 million Americans uninsured and ... which the CBO estimates would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 13 million while causing higher health care ...
Providing health care to medically uninsured immigrants and refugees | CMAJ
... are estimated to be uninsured medically. Often in the lower socioeconomic strata, uninsured newcomers face greater difficulties ... Providing health care to medically uninsured immigrants and refugees Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you a message from ... In this article, we discuss the mounting problem of medically uninsured immigrants, both globally and in Canada - an issue that ... Providing health care to medically uninsured immigrants and refugees. Paul Caulford and Yasmin Vali ...
... Toronto City Council Recommends Improving Access to Health Care for Medically Uninsured Residents. May 13, ... Categories: Health Equity Tags: Medically Uninsured Equitable Access To Good Health And Health Care For Uninsured Residents. ... Medically Uninsured Toronto City Council Debates Equitable Access to Good Health and Health Care for Uninsured Residents. May 7 ... Categories: Health Equity Tags: Medically Uninsured Publication Type: Reports. Now is the Time: Improving Access to Health Care ...
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"Medically Uninsured" by people in this website by year, and whether "Medically Uninsured" was a major or minor topic of these ... "Medically Uninsured" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical ... Below are the most recent publications written about "Medically Uninsured" by people in Profiles. ... Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Medically Uninsured". ...
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Medically uninsured. Sep-Oct 2009 Issue. Preparing for Health Care Unreform [From the Editor] ... "Insuring" the Uninsured [Feature] By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, ... What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients [Feature] Heres how to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services ... Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients [Feature] With planning, you can be prepared to assess financial need ...
The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
For example, the median income eligibility level for coverage through the Medically Needy pathway is 18% of poverty in states ... For a review of findings on access to care for the uninsured, see: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. The ... The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid. Rachel Garfield, Anthony Damico, and Kendal ... Estimates of Eligibility for ACA Coverage among the Uninsured in 2016 * The Impact of the Coverage Gap for Adults in States not ...
Mobile Mammography Participation Among Medically Underserved Women: A Systematic Review
Uninsured women than among insured women (OR, 1.39) Black (OR, 2.46) and Hispanic (OR, 2.98) women were also more likely to ... Uninsured (OR, 1.63). And less likely to report. • Not smoking (OR, 0.65). • Not having a relative diagnosed with cancer before ... Uninsured (OR, 1.32) vs insured. • African American (OR, 1.26) vs non-Hispanic white. Repeat visits were less likely among ... Uninsured or underinsured Latina, Asian, or African American women (n = 11). Non-Hispanic white women not included.. Mixed ...
Table 2 - A Community-Adapted Approach to SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Medically Underserved Populations, Rhode Island, USA - Volume...
Uninsured. NC. 1.46 (0.50-4.21). Medicaid/Medicare Part B. NC. 2.57 (0.75-8.75). ... A Community-Adapted Approach to SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Medically Underserved Populations, Rhode Island, USA Matthew Murphy, ... A Community-Adapted Approach to SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Medically Underserved Populations, Rhode Island, USA. ...
Trends in mammography screening rates after publication of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations
Lexiva Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs - Drugs.com
Must be uninsured. *Determined case by case. *Medically appropriate condition/diagnosis. *The patient must also be a US ... This single common application allows uninsured HIV-positive individuals with low incomes to use one application to apply for ... are usually sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medicines to low income or uninsured and under ...
Atripla Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs - Drugs.com
Must be uninsured. *Based on FPL. *Medically appropriate condition/diagnosis. *Must be a US resident ... This single common application allows uninsured HIV-positive individuals with low incomes to use one application to apply for ... are usually sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medicines to low income or uninsured and under ...
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Forecasting the effects of health reform on US physician workforce requirement. Evidence from HMO staffing patterns
USC02] 42 USC CHAPTER 6A, SUBCHAPTER XXVIII: HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY
C) Entities that are located in rural and other areas that serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved individuals ... C) Assessment of impact of HIT on communities with health disparities and uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved ... F) learn about effective strategies to adopt and utilize health information technology in medically underserved communities. ... 5) promoting effective strategies to adopt and utilize health information technology in medically underserved communities; ...
Osteopathic Manual Treatment in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus and Comorbid Chronic Low Back Pain: Subgroup Results From the...
NewsHour/Kaiser Survey Underscores Difficulties Faced by Those Without Health Insurance | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
News Release: NewsHour/Kaiser Survey Spotlights Misconceptions About the Medically Uninsured *National Survey of the Uninsured ... attitudes about the growing uninsured population and the difficulties uninsured people face getting medical care. The survey ... The National Survey on the Uninsured from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Kaiser Family Foundation is this years first ...
Uninsured more likely to die younger - AOL Finance
Federal law requires hospital ERs to treat all patients who are medically unstable. But once a patient is stabilized, they can ... In the Harvard study that looked at uninsured adults, the researchers analyzed the health conditions of 16,000 uninsured adults ... Researchers could not pin down one reason for the fact that the uninsured are almost twice as likely to die after a trauma. ... All three studies show the dramatic costs of being uninsured. Researchers in all three studies tried to pin down the reasons ...
Richard Allen Guyer, Ph.D., M.D. | Harvard Catalyst Profiles | Harvard Catalyst
Uninsured STEMI Patients More Likely to Be Transferred, But What Does It Mean? | tctmd.com
C. Michael Gibson Talks With Renato Lopes About the Medically Ill Patients in AUGUSTUS September 26, 2019 ... Uninsured STEMI Patients More Likely to Be Transferred, But What Does It Mean? By Todd Neale ... including whether there are differences in how uninsured patients are treated across centers, whether the uninsured are more ... Uninsured patients were more likely to be sent to another facility for each year of the study period. ...
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Assistance with Paying for Prescription Drugs || Center for Medicare Advocacy
7] Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. "The Medicaid Medically Needy Program: Spending and Enrollment Update." ... 5] Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. "The Medicaid Medically Needy Program: Spending and Enrollment Update." ... "Medically Needy: Who Does Medically Needy Cover?" https://dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members/medicaid-a-to-z/medically-needy (site ... Medicaid Medically Needy Program. If your income disqualifies you for Medicaid, but your drug costs are high enough relative to ...
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Medically indigent adult - Wikipedia
"Key Facts about the Uninsured Population". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2018-08-13. " ... Medically Indigent Adults (MIAs) in the health care system of the United States are persons who do not have health insurance ... Those who are "medically indigent earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to purchase either health insurance or ... This is a term that is used both medically and for the general public. According to data reported by The Henry J. Kaiser Family ...
Deported in a Coma, Saved Back in U.S. - The New York Times
Antonio Torress case illustrates the haphazard way that the health care system handles uninsured immigrants. ... Yu was considered medically stable and ready for discharge to a skilled nursing home. But since he was uninsured and ineligible ... But he was uninsured. So the hospital disregarded the strenuous objections of his grief-stricken parents and sent Mr. Torres on ... Although many uninsured immigrants have been repatriated by American hospitals, few have seen their journey take the U-turn ...
New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and...
40 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area ... NEW YORK Marc...(Logo: Deadly Delivery: The M...,New,,National, ... In Maryland, 15.1 percent of women are uninsured; among women of color the number of uninsured climbs to 21 percent. The ... 40 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area. NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new ... 40 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area ... NEW YORK Marc...(Logo: Deadly Delivery: The M... ...
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- Data Source: Based on state-reported eligibility levels as of January 1, 2018, collected through a national survey conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. (kff.org)
- National and state-by-state estimates of the number of people in the coverage gap may change from year to year due to several factors, including differences in the underlying data, small changes in state Medicaid eligibility, and declines in the number of uninsured people by state as economic conditions improve. (kff.org)
- For a review of findings on access to care for the uninsured, see: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. (kff.org)
- Medically Indigent Adults (MIAs) in the health care system of the United States are persons who do not have health insurance and who are not eligible for other health care such as Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
- Those who are "medically indigent earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to purchase either health insurance or health care. (wikipedia.org)
- After taking the severity of injuries and patient's race, gender and age into account, the researchers found something even more troubling -- the uninsured were 80% more likely to die than those with insurance, even low-income patients insured by the government's Medicaid program. (aol.com)
- Most patients were covered by Medicare (59%), 34.2% had private insurance, 6.8% were enrolled in Medicaid, and 8.0% were uninsured. (tctmd.com)
- If your income disqualifies you for Medicaid, but your drug costs are high enough relative to your income then you may be eligible for the Medicaid Medically Needy Program. (medicareadvocacy.org)
- Individuals who have recurring medical expenses often rotate in and out the Medicaid Medically Needy Program. (medicareadvocacy.org)
- The Vaccines for Children Program, a partnership between public health and vaccination providers who serve uninsured children and those enrolled in Medicaid, is well suited to target and improve vaccination coverage among these vulnerable children. (aappublications.org)
- The reduction in the percentage of uninsured children is attributable, in large part, to the creation and expansion of public insurance programs such as Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). (aappublications.org)
- Nearly one third of the patients are uninsured and 53% are on Medicaid. (nj.gov)
- A rural health clinic (RHC) is a clinic located in a rural, medically under-served area in the United States that has a separate reimbursement structure from the standard medical office under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. (wikipedia.org)
- On April 29, I had the opportunity to present to the Toronto Board of Health recommendations and policy changes needed to ensure equitable access to good health and health care for all in Toronto, including our most marginalized populations such as the uninsured. (wellesleyinstitute.com)
- This includes: federally qualified health centers and look-alikes (FQHCs), free and charitable clinics, health departments, hospital-owned primary care clinics, rural health centers, school based and school linked health centers, AHEC clinics, and other community organizations that provide direct primary and preventative patient care to medically vulnerable populations, including the uninsured. (ncdhhs.gov)
- Barriers to timely resolution of abnormal cancer screening tests add to cancer health disparities among low-income, uninsured, and minority populations. (aacrjournals.org)
- PNRP is a cooperative effort of 9 health care institutions across the United States, serving medically underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities and those of low socioeconomic status ( 1 , 10 ). (aacrjournals.org)
- In the previous chapters, the committee has reviewed in detail the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) portfolio of research on cancer among ethnic minority and medically underserved populations and, pursuant to the study charge, has commented on the adequacy and comprehensiveness of this portfolio in addressing the cancer research needs of these populations. (nih.gov)
- Ultimately, however, the utility of this research in reducing cancer incidence and mortality and increasing rates of survivorship among ethnic minority and medically underserved populations is dependent upon NIH's ability to bring the fruits of such research to affected communities. (nih.gov)
- It assesses "the adequacy of NIH procedures for equitable recruitment and retention of minority and medically underserved populations in clinical trials. (nih.gov)
- This chapter begins with an assessment of NIH's efforts to include ethnic minority and medically underserved populations in NIH-sponsored cancer treatment and prevention trials. (nih.gov)
- Next, the chapter reviews the strategies that NIH uses to disseminate information regarding cancer research to ethnic minority and medically underserved populations, their providers, and community-based health organizations. (nih.gov)
- Ethnic minority and medically underserved populations, however, have historically not participated in clinical trial research at rates proportional to participation rates among middle- and upper-income whites. (nih.gov)
- Despite notable progress, the uninsured, minorities, and other medically underserved populations still are not benefiting fully from advances in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. (volunteermatch.org)
Reaching medically underserved1
- Mobile mammography clinics may be effective at reaching medically underserved women. (cdc.gov)
Involving uninsured immigrants1
- Antonio Torres's experience sharply illustrates the haphazard way in which the American health care system handles cases involving uninsured immigrants who are gravely injured or seriously ill. (nytimes.com)
- The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to assure access to primary care and preventive care for vulnerable, underserved and medically indigent patients in the state. (ncdhhs.gov)
- Financial Assistance is offered to uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent patients who indicate an inability to pay for emergency and other medically necessary care provided at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (vanderbilthealth.com)
Large numbers of uninsured2
- Harvard University found that large numbers of uninsured adults have chronic illnesses that are undiagnosed and under-treated, which means they are not getting treatments that could prevent strokes, heart attacks, amputations and kidney failure. (aol.com)
- Henry said the relationship seen in the study, then, is probably driven by the large numbers of uninsured people-farmers in particular-living in rural areas that often have smaller hospitals that are not equipped to perform PCI. (tctmd.com)
Offering uninsured patients1
- By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients' health. (aafp.org)
- The agency helps people who are uninsured or medically vulnerable gain access to health care. (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. (hrsa.gov)
- HRSA is a federal agency working on improving healthcare access for those who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. (mcknights.com)
- Those cities are home to significant communities of color, and impoverished and uninsured people, all of whom are vulnerable to the virus. (yahoo.com)
- HRSA is the primary federal agency charged with improving access to healthcare services to the uninsured, isolated, and medically vulnerable. (drbicuspid.com)
- Buchholz SW, Wilbur J, Miskovich L, Gerard P. An office-based health promotion intervention for overweight and obese uninsured adults: a feasibility study. (rush.edu)
- In the Harvard study that looked at uninsured adults, the researchers analyzed the health conditions of 16,000 uninsured adults. (aol.com)
- They found 46% of the uninsured adults were unaware they had diabetes and 52% had high cholesterol but didn't know it. (aol.com)
- Moreover, a disproportionate number of the uninsured are young adults (ages 19 to 29). (aarp.org)
- While young adults make up 17 percent of the under-65 population, they represent 30 percent of that group's uninsured. (aarp.org)
- Uninsured young adults are living without medical care, including doctor visits, prescriptions, and necessary treatments. (aarp.org)
- The WellCheck Prevention Program will provide low-cost annual physical examinations and preventive services to uninsured adults, as well as identify and refer people using hospital emergency rooms as their source of care. (baltimoresun.com)
Immigrants and refugees3
- Similarly, in France, many immigrants and refugees otherwise entitled to national health insurance remain uninsured because they cannot surmount administrative barriers (e.g., the requirement for stable housing) and economic burdens (e.g., enrolment fees, substantial co-payments and insurance premiums). (cmaj.ca)
- In France alone 1 million people, mostly immigrants and refugees, are estimated to be uninsured medically. (cmaj.ca)
- Health care for Canada's medically uninsured immigrants and refugees Whose problem is it? (cfp.ca)
Patients are uninsured1
- Unlike FQHCs, RHCs are not legally mandated to provide care to patients who cannot pay but many of their patients are uninsured. (wikipedia.org)
Proportion of uninsured2
- Previous studies have demonstrated that uninsured children's use of preventive care is different from that of children with insurance. (aappublications.org)
- Lack of insurance jeopardizes the health of disadvantaged Americans and also imposes high costs on everyone else when the uninsured lack preventive care and get treatment from emergency rooms. (ontheissues.org)
- On February 9th, 2016 the Health Network for Uninsured Clients, in partnership with Wellesley Institute and Women's College Hospital, hosted a day-long symposium on improving access to health care for people who are uninsured in Ontario. (wellesleyinstitute.com)
- This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Medically Uninsured" by people in this website by year, and whether "Medically Uninsured" was a major or minor topic of these publications. (rush.edu)
- Below are the most recent publications written about "Medically Uninsured" by people in Profiles. (rush.edu)
- Patient assistance programs (PAPs) are usually sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medicines to low income or uninsured and under-insured people who meet specific guidelines. (drugs.com)
- Medically indigent people with significant illnesses face several barriers to health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
- The National Survey on the Uninsured from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Kaiser Family Foundation is this year's first nationwide survey on Americans' attitudes about the growing uninsured population and the difficulties uninsured people face getting medical care. (kff.org)
- As the numbers on the scale climb, so do the numbers of medically uninsured people. (aarp.org)
- This means two million teenagers have no access to medical care that they can't afford out-of-pocket, and since the majority of uninsured people live in poverty, that often means no medical care at all. (jacobinmag.com)
- Healthy San Francisco was discriminating against transgender people by denying them medically necessary health care," Wiener said. (sfgate.com)
- METHODS We tested the effectiveness of a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)-type intervention delivered in primary care for patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms. (annfammed.org)
Healthy San Franc3
- In 2007, it became the first city in the country to provide health care for all uninsured residents through its Healthy San Francisco program . (sfgate.com)
- The key thing to stress, from our vantage point, is [the program] is successful because we had this infrastructure in place to support the uninsured prior to Healthy San Francisco," said Lindsey Angelats, senior health program planner at Healthy San Francisco. (oaklandnorth.net)
- In 2006, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors was able with one new ordinance to turn the city and county's existing program into Healthy San Francisco-to provide all uninsured residents access to health care. (oaklandnorth.net)
- The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. (nih.gov)
- Although breast cancer deaths are declining, the mortality rate among women from medically underserved (hereafter, "underserved") communities is disproportionally high compared with rates in the general US female population. (cdc.gov)
- Uninsured children do not appear to form a population that will incur higher mean annual expenditures for medical care compared with insured children. (nih.gov)
- 2 The decrease in the uninsured child population continues a trend in national rates of uninsurance reported in the 1970s and 1980s. (aappublications.org)
- To explore the solutions needed to face these mounting challenges, presenters in this session discuss policy initiatives to facilitate care of the growing population of medically complex patients, emphasizing patient-centeredness, payment redesign, quality and consistency in treatment, streamlined and harmonized health insurance regulation, and prevention at personal and population levels. (nap.edu)
- A one of a kind in the nation nonprofit Medical Discount Program (MDP) designed to provide access to high quality healthcare at an affordable price for our communities low income uninsured and underinsured population. (accesstohealthcare.org)
- We conducted a randomized trial to evaluate the impact of lay patient navigators on time to resolution and completion of follow-up testing among patients with abnormal screening tests in a medically underserved patient population. (aacrjournals.org)
- Patient navigation positively impacts time to resolution of abnormal screening tests for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers in a medically underserved population. (aacrjournals.org)
- This intervention yielded significant effects beyond those associated with a traditional consultation letter, ameliorating medically unexplained physical symptoms, improving functional status, and decreasing health care costs in a chronically ill population. (annfammed.org)
- For example, a search for "Iowa" and "Medically Needy Program" brings you to a page concerning Iowa's program where you can answer a series of questions to determine your eligibility for the program. (medicareadvocacy.org)
- City Council will be considering recommendations from the Toronto Board of Health regarding health care for uninsured residents of Toronto. (wellesleyinstitute.com)
- What do you think the odds are that you will have uninsured patients to care for next year? (aafp.org)
- An understanding of the characteristics of uninsured children is essential for the design of appropriate outreach and enrollment strategies, benefit packages, and health care provision arrangements for uninsured children. (nih.gov)
- Substantial differences in both sources of care and utilization of medical services exist between uninsured and insured children. (nih.gov)
- Uninsured children lack usual sources of routine care (OR, 3.1) and sick care (OR, 3.8) and also lack appropriate well-child care (OR, 1.5) compared with insured children. (nih.gov)
- It likely comes down to an access issue, in which uninsured patients are disproportionately seeking care at centers that are not equipped to perform PCI and thus require transfer, not that centers are looking to unload patients who don't have coverage, lead author Michael Ward, MD (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN), told TCTMD. (tctmd.com)
- Uninsured and underinsured residents are afforded access through the Primary Care Access Program. (ncdhhs.gov)
- Previous studies find that the uninsured receive less health care than the insured, yet differences in health outcomes have rarely been studied. (nber.org)
- The medically uninsured are found to receive twenty percent less care and have a substantially higher mortality rate. (nber.org)
- 4 , 5 Similarly, uninsured children are less likely to use medically necessary acute care when compared with those with private insurance. (aappublications.org)
- 6 Finally, an assessment of 4 years of data from the National Health Interview Survey revealed that 4.7 million US children have experienced at least 1 unmet health need for medical care, dental care, vision care, or prescription medications and that uninsured children were 3 times more likely to have an unmet need than their privately insured peers. (aappublications.org)
- That grant increased access to basic mental health services and prescription medications for the clinic\\\'s patients, and provided medical care to uninsured clients of ACBHD and ACSB. (vhcf.org)
- This controversial but so far successful program offers health care services to uninsured, low-to-moderate income residents of San Francisco. (oaklandnorth.net)
- When city leaders decided three years ago to develop a health care program for all San Francisco's uninsured, they looked to the well-established county health care program. (oaklandnorth.net)
- It now serves nearly 50,000 uninsured low- and middle-income residents of San Francisco, providing them a medical home and access to regular health care over the last two years. (oaklandnorth.net)
- Operation Access, a volunteer program coordinating uncompensated, low-risk outpatient access to surgical and specialty services for the uninsured in the California Bay Area, provides a case study on how low-cost outpatient surgical care can work. (scienceblog.com)
- Operation Access and similar programs have expanded services in the absence of sweeping health care reform and can continue to help address the surgical and specialty care needs of the uninsured," said William P. Schecter, MD, FACS, professor of clinical surgery, University of California, San Francisco, who is a member of the medical staff at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. (scienceblog.com)
- The Department of Health provides more than $32 million in the current state budget to support their care of uninsured and underinsured residents. (nj.gov)
- Health care centers provide access to care for New Jersey's medically underserved residents to improve health care outcomes and reduce costs," Acting Commissioner Bennett said. (nj.gov)
- IRS Section 501(r) requires hospitals to limit the amounts charged for emergency and other medically necessary care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance to no more than the amounts generally billed (AGB) to insured individuals. (vanderbilthealth.com)
- Services which are emergent and other medically necessary care. (vanderbilthealth.com)
- PURPOSE Patients seeking care for medically unexplained physical symptoms pose a major challenge at primary care sites, and there are very few well-accepted and properly evaluated interventions to manage such patients. (annfammed.org)
- Patients seeking care for medically unexplained physical symptoms (those physical symptoms that remain unexplained after proper physical and laboratory evaluations) are a frequent and problematic occurrence in primary care, and these symptoms may augur mental health problems. (annfammed.org)
- Community health centers are the nation's largest primary care provider for the medically underserved and uninsured, reaching 29 million of those most in-need. (yahoo.com)
- Provides a 5-year trend of overall costs for DHS, by pricing type) Note the big increase in FY 13-14, which was due to loss of access to pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, as our previously uninsured patients became insured and no longer eligible. (slideshare.net)
- If no formulary option is possible and the drug is medically necessary, the pharmacist validates patient insurance status. (slideshare.net)
- If the patient is uninsured, the issue is referred over to our Cardinal PAP coordinators to process for PAP access. (slideshare.net)
- Early and later onset type 2 diabetes in uninsured patients: clinical and behavioral differences. (rush.edu)
- Arnold Milstein of the Pacific Business Group on Health opens this session by reviewing promising initiatives to lower per capita healthcare spending and improve clinical outcomes for medically complex patients. (nap.edu)
- The problems can be particularly stark among seniors, who make up a disproportionately large share of the dental uninsured and are at greater risk for a range of health problems. (pe.com)
- Although breast cancer deaths have declined, the mortality rate among women from medically underserved communities is disproportionally high. (cdc.gov)
- Screening mammography is the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer in its early stages, yet many women from medically underserved communities do not have adequate access to screening mammograms. (cdc.gov)
- There is a need for the national and international nephrology communities to establish a policy concerning the treatment of undocumented-uninsured patients with CKD. (biomedcentral.com)
- Use of Health Services by Previously Uninsured Medicare Beneficiaries. (kff.org)
- Most of the women screened in mobile units were African American or Latina, low income, and/or uninsured. (cdc.gov)
- Efforts to promote mammographic screening should target women from racial/ethnic minority groups, women from low-income households, and uninsured women. (cdc.gov)
- Finally, our Young Onset Resource Guide includes a section for the uninsured as well as low cost or no cost options for physicians/clinics, prescription drug assistance, complementary and alternative medicine treatments and many other categories of resources helpful to those with limited income and little or no insurance coverage. (apdaparkinson.org)
- WHC provides low income uninsured and underinsured women in Nevada with access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. (accesstohealthcare.org)
- The county system has several public health clinics and a public hospital, which were already serving many uninsured, low-income individuals. (oaklandnorth.net)
- Participant demographics included 72% minority, 49% with annual household income less than $10,000, and 36% uninsured. (aacrjournals.org)
- This program provides financial assistance to low-income, under- and uninsured, underserved women throughout the country. (knowcancer.com)
- To describe the demographic characteristics, utilization of medical services, and health status of uninsured children compared with insured children in the United States and to assess the factors associated with lack of health insurance among children. (nih.gov)
- Uninsured and insured children reveal marked discrepancies in access to and utilization of medical services, including preventive services, but have similar rates of chronic health conditions and limitations of activity. (nih.gov)
- Unlike private insurance, where profit-driven companies play doctor for their clients by selecting which services they deem medically necessary, a single-payer insurance program would cover everything that requires a health professional, for everyone. (jacobinmag.com)
- Hospitals may discount services to uninsured and underinsured patients who are unable to pay their hospital bills. (hcpro.com)
- Fifteen undocumented-uninsured patients were treated with chronic scheduled dialysis therapy for a mean length of 2.3 years and a total of 4953 hemodialysis sessions, despite lack of reimbursement. (biomedcentral.com)
- All undocumented-uninsured patients presented initially with symptoms attributed to uremia and with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). (biomedcentral.com)
- This program provides brand name medications at no or low cost to patients that are uninsured. (rxhope.com)
- However, the study authors do caution that the program is not a long-term solution for dealing with the medically uninsured. (scienceblog.com)
- CancerCare, in partnership with the Avon Foundation, operates the AVONCares Program for Medically Underserved Women. (knowcancer.com)
- Now, San Francisco is combining those firsts into yet another pioneering move by becoming the first city in the country to cover the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for its uninsured transgender residents. (sfgate.com)
- But when it comes to providing gender reassignment surgeries for any uninsured resident who wants one, San Francisco is, as usual, at the forefront. (sfgate.com)
- Each community partner has medication assistance caseworkers on staff using VHCF's Pharmacy Connection software to access free medications for uninsured individuals. (vhcf.org)
- A second Harvard University study found that uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot words were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance. (aol.com)
- Oftentimes, state health insurance risk pools are the primary alternative for the medically uninsured. (apdaparkinson.org)
- Another innovation is the use of a comparison group that is similar to the uninsured: those who have private health insurance but do not have automobile insurance. (nber.org)
- Medically bankrupt families with private insurance reported medical bills that averaged $17,749 vs. $26,971 for the uninsured. (bio-medicine.org)
- The objective of this systematic review was to describe the scope and impact of mobile mammography programs in promoting mammographic screening participation among medically underserved women. (cdc.gov)
- Medically Uninsured" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (rush.edu)
- A comparison of privately insured and medical assistance or uninsured patients. (rush.edu)
- Thanks to an organized push by the Texas Medical Association and its physician members, the State Board of Education last week approved new Texas curriculum standards that include more comprehensive and medically accurate instruction on multiple health-related topics. (texmed.org)
- Medical, ethical and financial dilemmas may arise in treating undocumented-uninsured patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). (biomedcentral.com)
- The ER, not the doctor s office, is increasingly where the poor and medically underinsured are getting their healthcare, notes Altschuler. (berkeley.edu)
- Locations chosen to address the needs of the medically underserved, underrepresented and uninsured, advancing the Foundation's long-term commitment to social equity and justice. (yahoo.com)
- This single common application allows uninsured HIV-positive individuals with low incomes to use one application to apply for multiple assistance programs. (drugs.com)
- New government-sponsored programs to help the uninsured are being created, but there are existing programs that may be able to help you now. (apdaparkinson.org)
- The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) website provides an overview of state health programs to cover the uninsured , allowing you to research the programs available in your area before making a decision. (apdaparkinson.org)
- Catwalk for a Cure is a fundraiser run by Joel Barlow High School students to benefit the Medically Underserved Programs at Norma Pfriem Breast Center. (crowdrise.com)
- Often in the lower socioeconomic strata, uninsured newcomers face greater difficulties than natives when they try to interact with the bureaucracies in the health system. (cmaj.ca)
- Patients must be uninsured or unable to afford treatment. (rxhope.com)
- All three studies show the dramatic costs of being uninsured. (aol.com)
- Four focus groups (n=34 participants) were conducted with uninsured Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, California. (scielo.org.mx)
- But still, Ward said, the findings reveal areas for improvement for uninsured patients. (tctmd.com)