Affordable Care Act
The United States has remained near the bottom of the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index since its creation in 2012.
The model for the Affordable Care Act, the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, was associated with increased resection rates and a reduced risk for emergency resection in patients with colorectal cancer.
Following the release of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) an increase in Hispanic women receiving breast cancer treatment and their related participation in clinical trials was observed.
Researchers from the University of Miami School of Business Administration and the Florida Atlantic University College of Business present an overview of the impact of the ACA on US health care in its first 5 years.
Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs
Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient PopulationsJuly 08, 2016
After implementation of health insurance reforms in Massachusetts that also expanded access to care to non-safety-net hospitals, researchers found that minority-serving hospitals are vital to providing care for these patient populations.
U.S. report shows sharp decrease in families having trouble paying for health care.
Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms in the United States.
Patients with breast cancer whose health insurance plans included prescription drug benefits were 10% more likely to start important hormonal therapy than patients who did not have prescription drug coverage.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical CancerNovember 30, 2015
Both the stage of cervical cancer at diagnosis and the receipt of fertility-sparing treatment among young women age 21 to 25 years, but not among women age 26 to 34 years, is associated with the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion provision.
Importance of understanding costs due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the prevalence of high-deductible plans has been incorporated into curricula.
Compared with survey five years earlier, fewer physicians report being satisfied or very satisfied with the use of their electronic health record (EHR) system.
Gains seen in how many adults have insurance and a doctor, and say they are in better health the the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Insurance is a major factor in determining receipt of preventive services.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling preserves tax credits for 6.4 million people in 34 states.
After 2008 a rise was seen in screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) for lower socioeconomic status persons, possibly reflecting the Affordable Care Act's removal of financial barriers to screening.
Low-income and women without insurance in states that are not expanding their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid coverage are less likely to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Rates of health insurance coverage vary depending on patient demographics, such as race and marital status, as well as cancer type.
Most Americans under age 65 experienced no change in their insurance provider, according to a research report by the Rand Corporation.
California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not.
White House announces largest drop in number of uninsured Americans in 50 years.
There has been an increase in physicians grading health care reform as "A" and a decrease in those grading it as a failure, according to recent survey data.
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug and device makers in second half of 2013, according to the new Open Payments program (created under the Affordable Care Act).
Insurance coverage under ACA, population aging, and economic growth will likely drive future spending increases.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fostering collaboration between the public health and health care systems and can potentially improve quality of care and advance population health.
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.
A popular provision of the ACA that allows young adults to stay on a parent's health insurance plan up to age 26 may be good for their health and financial security, a new study suggests.
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent.
Health care reform in Massachusetts led to significant decreases in all-cause mortality, with the biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes.
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