Health

Insurance coverage for adult obesity care increasing

(HealthDay)—Coverage for adult obesity care improved substantially in Medicaid and state employee insurance programs between 2009 and 2017, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in Obesity to coincide with the annual ...

Health

Child participation in Medicaid, CHIP up from 2013 to 2016

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2016 there was an increase in children's participation in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

Pediatrics

Cutting insurance eligibility ups peds hospitalization cost burden

(HealthDay)—Reducing public insurance (Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program) income eligibility limits would result in large numbers of newly ineligible pediatric hospitalizations, according to a study published ...

Cardiology

Varicose veins tied to higher odds for blood clots

(HealthDay)—Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots.

Health

Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet attention has almost exclusively focused on the Affordable Care Act and congressional Republicans' slew of ...

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