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Surprising Drop In Physicians’ Willingness To Accept Patients With Insurance

As required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, millions of people will soon be added to the ranks of the insured. However, this rapid expansion of coverage is colliding with a different, potentially problematic trend that could end up hampering access to health care. Since 2005, doctors have been accepting fewer […]

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Federal Welfare Programs Can Have Negative Effects On Children’s Cognitive Scores

The United States federal government supports many welfare and entitlement programs that attempt to eliminate poverty by providing financial assistance to families in need. Now, Colleen Heflin, an associate professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, has found that requirements for some of these welfare programs can create stress […]

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American Psychological Association (APA) Responds To Proposed Medicare Rule On Care Coordination

During the debate over health care reform, American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) focused significant energy and resources to ensure the inclusion of provisions promoting psychologist involvement in integrated care in the Affordable Care Act.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun to develop regulations to implement the […]

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Medicare Spending Linked To Longer Life And Better Health In Elderly People

In 2009, Medicare spending grew about 8 percent to over $502 billion and projections indicate growth at an average rate of nearly 6 percent per year through 2019. Powerful debates are under way in Washington on how to reduce Medicare spending. However, findings of a new study suggest that cutting Medicare spending across the board […]

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Average Americans Can Solve The Budget Deficit Crisis, Including Healthcare And Social Security

A new University of Maryland study finds that when average Americans are presented the federal budget in some detail, most are able to reduce the budget deficit dramatically and resolve the Social Security shortfall. What adjustments would you make? Take this free online budget simulation exercise using the link at the end of this report. […]

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Private Insurers Control Health Care Spending Better Than Medicare

Private insurers appear to be more effective in controlling health care spending differences between two Texas cities than Medicare, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. Researchers found that sharp disparities in per-capita Medicare healthcare spending between McAllen and El Paso were significantly diminished […]

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