A new fact sheet from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides detailed county-by-county estimates of the number of California residents who have lost health insurance during the economic downturn. Check the end of this report for a link to the UCLA “California’s Uninsured by County” fact sheet..
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Relieving poverty during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of low birth-weight babies and may help break the succession of childhood poor health, a study published in the August 2010 issue of the American Sociological Review (ASR) has found. The study was led by Kate Strully, a professor of sociology and epidemiology at the University at […]
Five years ago Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans caused the evacuation of 1.5 million Gulf Coast residents. After a year, 500,000 people remained displaced, many residing in highly transitional shelters, including the notorious FEMA trailer parks. Now at the five-year mark, substantial consequences from this prolonged displacement have resulted in widespread mental […]
As the current global economic crisis drives up the demand for mental health care services, cash-strapped agencies are slashing mental health budgets, according to a new Brandeis University study out this month in the International Journal of Mental Health. However, while most nations are cutting spending, a handful of countries are earmarking funding to meet […]
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their 2010 budget report on “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Fiscal Year: Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees.” HHS estimates that nearly 1 in 3 American will receive health insurance benefits through Medicare and Medicaid and related supplementary programs at cost of nearly $1 trillion […]