Tag: "coverage" at medical news
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...n analysis. And poor seniors are as likely to have coverage
as the rich. The analysis compares drug coverage
among a nationally representative sample of 10,175 older Americans who were interviewed both in 2004...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...ng insurance companies to provide health insurance coverage
to dependent young adults on their parents health ...cts states rising concern about the steady loss of coverage
among young adults under the age of 30. Because a majority of uninsured young adults have low inc...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...tate immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage
for the current vaccine financing system, suggesti...ans suggest that new gaps have arisen in financial coverage
of vaccines for children who are underinsured (i.e., have private insurance that does not cover all ...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...10 percent) More likely to have health insurance coverage
(70.2 percent vs. 61.5 percent) Less likely to be arrested for a felony (16.5 percent vs. 21.1 percent) or incarcerated (20.6 percent vs. 25.6 percent) Less likely to have depressive symptoms (12.8 percent vs. 17.4 percent) Children who particip...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
... 1996 requires insurance plans offering maternity coverage
to pay for at least a 48-hour hospital stay following childbirth, or a 96-hour stay in the case of a cesarean section. While Bernstein says he understands the need for some agreed upon minimum length of stay, he cautions against a one-size-fits-all a...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...lls, if enacted, could lead to universal insurance coverage
and had the potential to reduce U.S. health spendi...nt in health care, not only in financing insurance coverage
but also in the enhancement of federal programs and policies aimed at improving health system perfor...
RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
...study to demonstrate the benefits of generous drug coverage
in a stable, employed population, said Dana Goldman, director of health economics at RAND and co-editor of Forum. It confirms what we all expected but could not demonstrate that encouraging people to take their medicine prevents long-term complicati...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...Providing funding to assure continued and expanded coverage
for millions of children from lower-income familie...iminating drugs from the targets, ensuring the new coverage
decisions are incorporated, and supporting the value of primary and preventive services. The Colleg...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...ver all currently eligible children and to provide coverage
to more children from lower income families. The College said that the current funding levels in the bill are insufficient and noted that they are substantially lower than the budget resolution approved by Congress on May 7. A federal grant prog...
Extreme weather monitoring boosted by space sensor
...rst satellite to provide us with the good temporal coverage
that we needed for the algorithm and the methods to be successful," Wolfgang Wagner of the Vienna University of Technology said. "Chinese scientists have already used our data to initialise weather forecasts and demonstrated they could better predict...
Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill
...fails to account for changes in practice patterns, coverage
determinations, and new treatment options and technologies....
Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award
...gy (ESO) in 2006 to encourage better quality media coverage
of cancer and recognise the many examples of outst...O hopes to encourage more intelligent and critical coverage
of cancer and to cultivate a more positive but realistic image of cancer. The CMS will provide a ra...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...r doctor or source of care. While health insurance coverage
is an important determinant of whether people can ...cial and ethnic disparities in health. Insurance coverage
helps people gain access to health care, but the next thing you have to ask is access to what" says ...
ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice
...n ice conditions and ice drift thanks to the daily coverage
provided by the Envisat ASAR sensor, which provided a continuous source of information on the evolving ice conditions. Combined with an automatic data processing system and daily mosaics from the MERIS optical instrument, it helped me predict safe an...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
... prescription drug plan that provides prescription coverage
regardless of which health plan an individual chooses, makes it easier to try programs such as pill splitting. The same is true for large systems such as the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, which requires that nearly all veterans taking stati...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
... public and private health insurance plans to make coverage
of smoking cessation programs a lifetime benefit. Licensing retail outlets that sell tobacco products. Launching additional efforts aimed at curbing youth interest in smoking and access to tobacco, including bans on online sales of tobacco produc...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...gs matter. A lack of dedicated, 24-hour anesthesia coverage
for a woman needing an emergency caesarean section can make the difference between a live, but struggling, premature infant and a baby who dies before delivery. Attending physicians available around the clock can also respond at a moment's notice to ...
Number of insecticide-treated nets available to African households needs to be increased
... ITNs are required in 2007 to reach the 80 percent coverage
target for about 133 million children younger than 5 years and pregnant women living in 123 million households in risk areas....
Statin use linked with decreased prostate cancer mortality rates, lower PSA levels
...d PSA screening in white men, and health insurance coverage
in black men. The link between high cholesterol and declining mortality was unexpected, and researchers attribute this relationship to the increased use of statin medications to treat high cholesterol. This abstract will be presented during Podium ...
Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
...rs, it is unclear whether and to what degree media coverage
of cancer influences beliefs. While this study did not specifically address the news medias role in enforcing cancer fatalism, Niederdeppe believes that the constantly changing messages people get from the news are often confusing. "Cancer is a d...
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