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Young adults are more likely than older adults to have medical debt, study finds

July 27, 2018

A new study finds that although young adults spend significantly less than older adults on health care bills, they are substantially more likely to have medical debt.

The most (and least) stressed cities in the US, according to WalletHub

July 23, 2018

Stress is highest in Detroit and lowest in Fremont, California, according to a new WalletHub report.

CMS data show uptick in number of US residents enrolled in exchange plans

July 3, 2018

New CMS data show the number of U.S. residents enrolled in Affordable Care Act exchange plans increased slightly from March 2017 to March 2018.

How value-based payment models 'risk leaving some patients behind'

June 27, 2018

The U.S. health care system's shift to value-based payment models has the potential to benefit both providers and patients, but few account for social determinants of health and could "worsen health disparities," according to Dhruv Khullar, a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.

The ACA's individual mandate penalty vanishes next year. Here's what CBO thinks will happen.

May 25, 2018

In updated projections, the Congressional Budget Office expects an additional three million people to be uninsured in 2019, largely because the penalty for remaining uninsured under the Affordable Care Act will be eliminated in 2019 and because premiums for "benchmark" exchange plans will rise by an average of 15%.

Inside HHS' proposal to restrict Title X family planning funds

May 23, 2018

HHS' newly proposed rule would require recipients of Title X family planning funds "to separate their Title X project—physically and financially—from any abortion activities."

After a wild year for health policy, what happened to the uninsured rate?

May 22, 2018

A new report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics shows 29.3 million U.S. residents did not have health insurance in 2017, up slightly from 28.6 million U.S. residents who were uninsured in 2016.

Trump to announce proposal to restrict Title X family planning funds

May 22, 2018

While antiabortion-rights groups are praising a looming proposed rule to restrict Title X family planning funds—which President Trump is expected to unveil tonight—Planned Parenthood and other groups say the changes would essentially put in place a "gag rule" on U.S. physicians.

Why these doctors and nurses refuse to buy health insurance

May 16, 2018

Although physicians and nurses see firsthand the devastating financial effects unforeseen health care events can have on uninsured or underinsured patients, some say they have dropped their own coverage because of rising costs and administrative burdens.

The best (and worst) states for health care, according to the Commonwealth Fund

May 9, 2018

The Commonwealth Fund's 2018 Scorecard on State Health System performance ranks Hawaii as the top state health system in the United States, but while the scorecard shows that many states have improved their performance, it also observed declines in overall U.S. life expectancy.

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