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2013-02-06 09:41:50

Increases in use of public insurance offset declines in private coverage A record number of U.S. children were covered by health insurance in 2011, mostly due to substantial increases in the enrollment rates of public insurance, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute brief "Record Number of Children Covered by Health Insurance in 2011" conducted by Michael Staley, a research assistant...

2012-05-10 09:32:39

In 2009, children with public insurance were three times more likely and children with no insurance were eleven time more likely not to have a primary care physician, compared with children with private insurance. Without a primary care physician, the Emergency Department (ED) often becomes the primary point of contact for treatments and diagnoses. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics reports that children with private, public, and no insurance may receive...

2012-02-09 11:15:07

Costs remain a challenge for many The financial burden Americans face paying out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs has declined, although prescription costs remain a significant challenge for people with lower incomes and those with public insurance, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Despite the improvement, more than 8 million nonelderly Americans lived in families with high drug-cost burden in 2008 and one in four devoted more than half of their total out-of-pocket...

2011-12-08 21:43:22

Result from first-of-its-kind study builds on earlier research that found public health insurance coverage is more comprehensive and costs less than private plans In the fierce national debate over a new federal law that requires all Americans to have health insurance, it's widely assumed that private health insurance can do a better job than the public insurance funded by the U.S. government. But a first-of-its-kind analysis of newly available government data found just the opposite...

2011-08-05 09:13:00

U-M researchers find significant disparities between children with public and private health insurance ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with public insurance are 22 percent less likely to receive comprehensive primary care than those with private insurance, according to new research from the University of Michigan Medical School. Public insurance programs cover one-third of U.S. children, many of whom belong to the most vulnerable groups, including...

2010-06-02 21:15:32

Chronically ill children with private insurance are much less likely than those with public insurance, such as Medi-Cal, to be admitted to a California hospital offering specialized pediatric care, according to a new study by researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study also shows that the likelihood of a chronically ill child being admitted to a specialty-care center varies wildly across the state. For example, chronically ill...

2009-11-02 12:53:00

Differences between private insurance, public insurance, and no insurance may determine quality of treatment BOSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by Heather Rosen, MD, MPH, research fellow in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, found that uninsured children were over three times more likely to die from their trauma-related injuries than children who were commercially insured, after adjustment for other factors such as...


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