Health Care Access and Disparities News

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1/8/2018
12/28/2017
12/14/2017
11/15/2017
11/4/2017
10/16/2017
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

9/22/2017
9/20/2017
Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples

It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says

9/18/2017
9/12/2017
ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

7/10/2017
Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey

Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

7/5/2017
'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

6/28/2017
Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

6/23/2017
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

6/22/2017
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

6/13/2017
Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

6/13/2017
Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients

Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

6/13/2017
Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

6/7/2017
More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People

Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

6/7/2017
U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

6/2/2017
Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

5/30/2017
Transgender People Report More Health Problems

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

5/10/2017
Medicaid Patients Wait Longer at Doctor's Office

Study suggests lag time might be due to providers having bigger caseloads

5/2/2017
Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

3/28/2017
Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report

Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

3/23/2017
Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/6/2017
Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare

Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/10/2017
Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary

Surgeon from Atlanta is outspoken critic of Affordable Care Act

2/9/2017
Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

2/3/2017
Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

2/1/2017
Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study

Lack of money can be as damaging to health as inactivity, researchers find

1/24/2017
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades

But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

1/23/2017
2 GOP Senators Unveil Obamacare Alternative

Bill would allow states to stick with the controversial health reform law -- or not

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/19/2017
Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

11/21/2016
Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

11/18/2016
Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

11/18/2016
Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated

Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

11/11/2016
Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study

Lack of support programs to help them stay safe is a significant issue, allergists say

11/2/2016
Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

10/28/2016
Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare

News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

10/28/2016
Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study

Doctors need to focus on more than clinical symptoms, researchers recommend

10/17/2016
Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures