Health care coverage

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Minority Breast Cancer Survivors More Likely To Suffer Financial Hardship, Related Treatment Disparities

Breast cancer treatment can save lives, but it may also create financial problems, particularly for minority women, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In the new study, researchers analyzed data from more than 1,500 women in the Los Angeles and Detroit areas. The women — who were all diagnosed with breast cancer — … Continue reading

Millions Of People Have Gained Access To Health Care, But Republicans Still Say Obamacare Is Worse Than 9/11, Slavery, And The Holocaust

Nine months after the official rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), things are looking pretty good for the new health care law. In total, counting those who signed up for coverage via the state exchanges, healthcare.gov, and the Medicaid expansion, an estimated 17.2 million people have gained access to health insurance under the law. The percentage of … Continue reading

The Hidden Benefits Of The Affordable Care Act — And How They Could Change The Modern Face Of Health Care

President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will spend more than $1 trillion over the next decade to extend health coverage to millions of people — and about $20 billion actually trying to make us healthier. The money supporting these initiatives is tucked inside the Affordable Care Act in the form of the Prevention and … Continue reading

CDC: 5 Things Cause Two-Thirds Of All Deaths In The U.S.

Five things kill more people in the United States than anything else: heart disease, cancer, lung disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, stroke, and unintentional injuries such as those on roads or caused by medication overdoses (and for young people, firearm deaths). Together, these five conditions cause almost two-thirds of all deaths in the … Continue reading

Stuck In The Coverage Gap: Low-Income Women In States Not Expanding Medicaid Face Major Barriers To Critical Health Care Services

Access to affordable health coverage is important for everyone, but it is a particularly salient issue for women. Women more often manage multiple chronic conditions and pay more than men in out-of-pocket costs, which makes them particularly vulnerable to health care costs. As a result, their health care needs go unmet, with women routinely foregoing … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Brings Crucial Health Coverage To Jail Population

“Prisoners are the community. They come from the community, and they return to it. Protection of prisoners is protection of our communities.” -Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, 1996 Under the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 4 million people who have spent time in jail will have better access to health coverage for conditions that … Continue reading

These 6 Reasons Explain Why Childhood Obesity Has Fallen So Much

These 6 Reasons Explain Why Childhood Obesity Has Fallen So Much The Washington Post —  A major new paper appearing in this month’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that childhood obesity — age 2 to 5 — has fallen from 13.9 percent in 2003-04 to 8.4 percent in 2011-12. This age … Continue reading

Health Care: Even The GOP Doesn’t Know What The GOP Wants

While delivering one of the GOP’s half a dozen vacuous “responses” to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers went after the Affordable Care Act, saying that “Republicans believe health care choices should be yours, not the government’s.” First, I must make a quick comment: this statement is just … Continue reading

Rape Insurance, Drug Mules, And Other Reasons Why The GOP Rebranding Effort Isn’t Going So Well

Rape Insurance, Drug Mules, And Other Reasons Why The GOP Rebranding Effort Isn’t Going So Well Photo: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Think Progress —  The Republican National Committee will gather for its winter meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to strategize ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. The get-together comes almost a year after Chairman … Continue reading

The Affordable Care Act’s Birth Control Does Not Violate Nun’s Rights

The Affordable Care Act’s Birth Control Does Not Violate Nun’s Rights The Baltimore Sun – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a reasonable decision when, on New Year’s Eve, she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate in a case brought by a religious order of nuns that operates homes for the … Continue reading

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