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2014-02-26 08:27:29

Nearly 75 Percent of These 4 Million Uninsured People With Mental Health Conditions Reside in 11 Southern States That Opted Out of the New Program ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new groundbreaking study shows that nearly 4 million people with mental illnesses who are uninsured reside in the 25 states that have refused to participate in the Medicaid Expansion program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many of these individuals have severe mental health conditions...

2013-09-17 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2012, real median household income and the poverty rate were not statistically different from the previous year, while the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Median household income in the United States in 2012 was $51,017, not statistically different in real terms from the 2011 median of...

2013-02-08 14:29:59

Requiring individuals to pay a premium for public health insurance coverage can counteract the coverage effects of expanding eligibility for public health insurance programs to higher income families. That is the finding of a study by a team of researchers from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and Columbia University published today in the journal Health Services Research. "Our findings speak to the...

Divorce Costs Women Health Insurance
2012-11-13 10:04:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year, more than a million couples go through the Big D, and I don´t mean Dallas. While that old country song refers to divorce, for 115,000 women each year it might as well stand for ℠disruption of insurance coverage,´ according to a new study out of the University of Michigan. The study found this loss of coverage is not temporary either. Following a divorce, the overall rate of women´s health...

2012-08-29 06:22:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released 2010 estimates of health insurance coverage for each of the nation's roughly 3,140 counties. Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are the only source for single-year estimates of health insurance coverage status for every county in the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These estimates are available by sex, age groups, race and Hispanic origin (for states...

2012-04-19 12:37:10

Many Americans struggle to regain health insurance after losing or changing jobs; early Affordable Care Act provisions are already making a difference for young adults and people with pre-existing conditions One of four (26%) working-age U.S. adults experienced a gap in health insurance coverage during 2011, often because they lost or changed jobs, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report that also shows how difficult it is for people to regain health insurance on their own after losing...

2012-03-26 23:52:42

The American College of Physicians (ACP), representing 132,000 internal medicine specialists and medical student members, is pleased to report that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in major improvements in access and coverage for tens of millions of Americans seen by internal medicine physicians. Considering that it is just a little over two years since the ACA was enacted into law, and many of its programs are not yet fully effective, the ACA has had notable success in improving...

2011-12-26 10:00:00

The recession of 2007-09 has cost an estimated 9.3 million American adults their health insurance coverage due to unemployment according to a newly published study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Canadian pharmacies, like CanadaDrugs.com are offering low cost health solutions to these millions struggling to afford prescription medication. Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) December 26, 2011 The "Great Recession" of 2007-09 -- the longest and most severe U.S. recession since the...

2011-10-13 10:42:00

Census Bureau News -- Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released 2008 and 2009 estimates of health insurance coverage for each of the nation's roughly 3,140 counties. Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are currently the only source for estimates of health insurance coverage status for every county in the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These...