Tag Archives: coverage

COVID-19 disproportionately affects health coverage of minorities, study finds

At least five million Black and Hispanic people could lose their health insurance as a result of the pandemic, according to a new analysis from Avalere. The healthcare consulting firm used insurance distribution rates by race prior to the pandemic and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February to April unemployment figures to estimate the number… Read More »

Employer coverage is a barrier to free market healthcare, and a bulwark against socialism – Washington Examiner

The view that the American healthcare system is too expensive and overly complex is one that enjoys broad ideological agreement. That consensus breaks down when it comes to the debate over whether government is the cause of these problems or at the center of the solution. The long impasse on healthcare policy has resulted in… Read More »

Insurance coverage linked to access to hospital care in new JAMA study

Compared to privately insured patients, people who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted… Read More »

Health insurance often skips coverage for sex-related prescriptions

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Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania, citing the potential harm to states should the rules be enforced. Numerous citizens… Read More »

Just 5 percent say coverage for all should be top healthcare priority for new Congress: Poll

Although the liberal push to expand Medicare to everybody has received a lot of attention in the past year, a new poll suggests the issue is off the radar for most Americans. In the survey, the Kaiser Family Foundation asked respondents to react to an open-ended question: “Thinking about next year, which healthcare issue would… Read More »