Oncology & Cancer

Barriers to physician skin exam ID'd for young melanoma survivors

(HealthDay)—Barriers to health care access, especially cost, are associated with increased odds of not having an annual physician skin examination (PSE) among young melanoma survivors, according to a research letter published ...

Cardiology

Your longevity after a heart attack may depend on where you live

Black patients from disadvantaged neighborhoods were significantly more likely to die within five years of surviving a heart attack compared with Black heart attack patients from wealthier neighborhoods and white patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saudi Arabia to lift travel curbs on 'immunised' citizens

Saudi Arabia will permit citizens immunised against COVID-19 to travel abroad from May 17, the interior ministry said Sunday, more than a year after Saudis were barred from external trips.

Medical economics

Does health insurance improve individuals' financial well-being?

U.S. consumers hold trillions of dollars in debt, but they hold it very unevenly. "If you work with credit data and outcomes in the U.S., you see this tremendous variation both across states and within states," says Paul ...

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Health insurance

Health insurance is insurance that pays for medical expenses. It is sometimes used more broadly to include insurance covering disability or long-term nursing or custodial care needs. It may be provided through a government-sponsored social insurance program, or from private insurance companies. It may be purchased on a group basis (e.g., by a firm to cover its employees) or purchased by individual consumers. In each case, the covered groups or individuals pay premiums or taxes to help protect themselves from high or unexpected healthcare expenses. Similar benefits paying for medical expenses may also be provided through social welfare programs funded by the government.

By estimating the overall risk of healthcare expenses, a routine finance structure (such as a monthly premium or annual tax) can be developed, ensuring that money is available to pay for the healthcare benefits specified in the insurance agreement. The benefit is administered by a central organization such as a government agency, private business, or not-for-profit entity.

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