Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.
Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivors
The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. Cancer survivors eligible for Medicaid expansion under the ACA had the greatest decrease in uninsured rate, according to the new research by Amy J. Davidoff, PhD, of Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Conn., and colleagues. They write, "ACA implementation was associated with large coverage gains in targeted expansion groups, including cancer survivors, but additional progress is needed."Source: Eurekaalert
Naomi Rogers - The Pandemic Economy Podcast
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Using Behavioral Science and Economics to Help Women and Families Rise from Poverty
Women’s Health Research at Yale, Elevate, and The Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale, are working to meet the urgent health needs of under-resourced and overburdened pregnant and parenting women, harnessing the science of sex and gender for policy change that can overcome the potentially devastating impact of economic inequality on women’s health.
The Role of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure: A Roundtable Discussion
Nihar Desai, MD, MPH, Jaime Murillo, MD, and Steven Nissen, MD, discuss how cardiovascular outcome trial results are impacting the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in patients with heart failure and how these drugs are shaping heart failure outcomes for patients.Source: AJMC
If You Want to Save the Economy, Stop the Pandemic
America is trapped in a health crisis. We are, once again, facing rapidly rising coronavirus infection rates, reading headlines decrying shortages of tests and personal protective equipment and witnessing government experts call for state shutdowns.Source: Politico
YSPH Collaborating with China to Develop New Medical Payment Models
Improving China’s medical payment models was the topic of discussion when Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund traveled to Beijing in January 2019 to meet with officials from China’s National Health Commission as part of the country’s ongoing healthcare reform efforts.
Nearly half of adults with heart disease can’t afford their medical bills
More than 45% of non-elderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) report financial hardship due to the associated medical bills, according to a Yale research team. Worse still, about one in five report being unable to pay those medical bills at all, said the researchers.
YSPH Study Highlights Implications of Instability in Medicaid Markets
Millions of Americans with Medicaid coverage were affected when their insurance plans exited state Medicaid programs from 2006 to 2014, highlighting potential instability in these markets for Medicaid beneficiaries and the quality of care received, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
CHIP Offers Families With Seriously Ill Kids More Financial Protection Than ACA Plans
Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A new study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well.Source: Kaiser Health News
Public Puzzled About Value in Health Care But Open to Change, Study Finds
The high cost of health care is a familiar topic in the national dialogue, but there are major gaps in the public’s understanding of the role low-value medical care plays in driving up health care expenses, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Yale study sheds light on ‘surprise’ ER billing
In an unprecedented study of 2.2 million emergency room visits across the United States, Yale researchers found that 22 percent of patients who went to emergency departments within their health-insurance networks were treated by an out-of-network doctor and potentially incurred major, unexpected expenses.