Medical economics

How a simple tool has brought health insurance to thousands

Maryland and Massachusetts, soon to be followed by other states, now allow taxpayers to begin the sign-up for health care coverage on their tax returns, aiming to draw many residents into low- or no-cost plans they may not ...

Medical economics

Study highlights dire need for improved access to emergency care

Health economists wondered if states that expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income Americans in 2014 under a new provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would lead to increased wait times in emergency departments.

Health

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health insurance coverage declined during the pandemic

Nearly 2.7 million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance over a 12-week period in the spring and summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by researchers at Duke University and Indiana ...

Medical economics

Uninsurance rates up for low-income adults during pandemic

(HealthDay)—During the COVID-19 pandemic, uninsurance rates increased among low-income adults in four Southern states, with Medicaid expansion protecting against the increase among Black and Latinx individuals, according ...

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