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More public tolerance for health care inequalities is seen in the United States than other countries.
A review of Obama and Trump wins suggests an impact on stress and disease levels.
Coalition urges insurers to apply reform principles to current prior authorization programs.
Minorities and uninsured are the most affected, researchers say.
While premiums may lower over the long-term, many would face much higher out-of-pocket costs.
Higher premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs are likely to make high-risk pools unaffordable.
"It was evident from the internal backlash to the recent Republican House committee bills that there is a deep divide among Republicans."
Reasons include inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of prescription policies and repeatedly missed appointments.
Republicans are not looking at the problems with the ACA, nor are they trying to find real solutions. The only Americans they seem to serve are those who need the ACA the least.
Republicans have capitalized on the misunderstood concept that the ACA is responsible for their health premiums going up and misleading voters to turn them against the ACA.
The uninsured rate was 9% in 2016, compared with 9.1% in 2015.
Standards were set in a 2014 rule aiming to improve the quality of care that disabled enrollees received outside of institutions.
This nine-point plan includes streamlining in billing, reduction in high facility fees and reducing drug costs.
Two recent acts of Congress pose serious threats to national infectious disease health initiatives.
Despite the increase in coverage under the ACA, data suggest Medicaid patients often had increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.
There were no differences in overall care ratings, receipt of preventive services and acute care use.
Researchers suggest lag time might be due to providers having larger caseloads.
However, support for the law depends on political affiliation.
A new bill aimed specifically at limiting medical liability was passed by Congress on March 1, 2017.
It is not yet clear where the money for the single-payer system would come from.
Authors of this opinion piece say that unnecessary lab tests contribute to rising costs and can damage patient care.
Vivek Murthy, MD, had served just over two years of his four-year term.
There was a reduction in readmissions in 4 of 6 hospitals, with positive effects for a limited number of conditions.
State budget projections were accurate for federal, state, and Medicaid spending.
President Trump's executive order would likely lead to dropped coverage and increased premiums — which would conflict with the goals of the ACA — its provisions would be difficult to implement.
For older adults with multimorbidity, having a specialist as their primary caregiver was linked to a lower continuity of care.
CVS and Walmart have established primary care clinics, with nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Extensive Ties Between Patient-Advocacy Organizations and Industry Suggest Potential Conflicts of Interest
Approximately 83% of patient-advocacy organizations reported that they received financial support from drug, device, and technology companies.
Bill 1840 presented before Congress provides tax incentives to "reinvigorate" antibiotic research.
Revenues exceeded claims costs after the implementation of these programs.
One physician devised a workaround for EpiPens, which uses an autoinjector filled with epinephrine.
Physicians should keep their replies to patient online reviews short and simple.
Can primary-care physicians keep up with our current economic and regulatory reality?
There was a slight increase in the percentage of insurance products offered by hospitals and health systems from 2011-2015.
There was a significant annual, per-beneficiary spending difference for physicians trained in high- and low-cost HSAs.
Counties exposed to higher volumes of local insurance ads had a larger drop in uninsurance.
The American College of Physicians details policy recommendations to reduce administrative burden.
"We found that PCPs strongly endorse key elements of the ACA that enable individuals to obtain insurance coverage and that very few support repealing the law."
The three-year return on investments for the prevention program was estimated to be as high as 42%.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, two-thirds of Americans feel Medicaid should continue as is today.
Research shows the benefits, but there were also more problems with patients getting appointments.
There was no difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests and treatments.
"Health-care reform isn't about a nameless, faceless 'system,'" the former president wrote. "It's about the millions of lives at stake."
However, the broad economic benefits of employment, increased personal income and increased state-tax revenues will cover the state's cost for expanded coverage.
States with Medicaid expansion have substantially improved access to care, affordability, chronic-disease management and self-reported health.
An initial Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act was formally introduced on Monday.
Although 75% of provider organizations can offer estimate, only 25% of patients request one.
In the United States, dermatological conditions cost $75 billion in 2013, researchers say.
In first nine months of 2016, 12.3% of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5% of children were uninsured.
The likelihood of undergoing a procedural management increased for treatment in a fee-for-service system.
Higher performance and availability of patient-centered medical home-related functions found at PCMH practices.
Skin cancers from ultraviolet light in devices totaled $343.1 million in 2015 alone, researchers say.
Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research.
Primary care shortage appears to be unfounded, researchers say.
The Florida Supreme Court reversed the District Court of Appeal's decision protecting patient safety data.
I feel confident that PAs and NPs will continue to play a growing role in the future of primary care.
Up to $80 million is to be invested into training programs over the remaining four years.
Is the aim of our health-care system to care for human beings or to generate profits for corporations?
This rule includes special enrollment period pre-enrollment verification and flexibility in coverage.
Only way we can build a better health care system is to depoliticize it and put it back into the hands of doctors and patients.
National health expenditures are expected to represent 19.9% of gross domestic product by 2025.
In addition, performance was similar on standardized costs for Oregon and Colorado Medicaid ACO models.
Standing orders for naloxone allow it to be dispensed without prescriptions.
This may be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says.
The ACP asserted that repealing the ACA would lead to many uninsured patients and coverage loss for those with preexisting conditions.
Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and Josh Earnest comment on the upcoming ACA repeal initiated by the Trump Administration.
An international study finds a wide variance in how medical professionals determine benefit recipients.
Though many would support changes, only 15% want the law completely dismantled.
However, nearly 1 in 7 of those with a chronic disease still lack coverage.
Policies should be developed that meet applicable laws without preventing access to necessary care.
The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.
HHS fined providers for not having or using an outdated business associate agreement.
These fees affect uninsured Americans and privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians.
Findings were from private practice pain management clinics for opioid patients.
There was no difference in the rate at which orders were placed across study arms for pediatric-focused clinicians.
Studies suggest that significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients.
First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked, while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved.
Higher prices and taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say.
Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.
"We don't yet know for sure what the Republican 'replacement' for the ACA is going to be, because they don't know themselves."
The greatest areas of growth in absolute terms were inpatient well-newborn care, ADHD and asthma.
The highest spending was on diabetes, ischemic heart disease and low back and neck pain in 2013.
There were greater reductions in readmission rates compared with those at non-penalized hospitals.
Despite our love for a fee-for-service health-care system, health care in the US costs individuals and the government more than in any other industrialized nation — while providing less.
Patients are increasingly being charged for overnight visits to the emergency room and urgent care facility.
This physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative showed that the delivery of primary care has improved, but expenses and patient experiences have not.
There were meaningful changes in insurance status, location and type of ER visits seen in first year of ACA.