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Uninsured Organ Donors Give Insured Strangers Ultimate Gift
A new study by Harvard University researchers finds that the uninsured are much more likely to be organ donors, while the insured are most likely to be organ recipients. The study published in the International Journal of Health Services finds that 17% of organ donors were uninsured at the...
posted 12/1/08 11:07 AM read complete story
U.S. Has 8.6 Million Uninsured Children With Texas No.1
There are 8.6 million uninsured children in the United States-- and Texas is No. 1, according to a new report released today by Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. The report, based on new Census Bureau data, reflects the three-year period 2005-2007 and there...
posted 11/26/08 09:52 AM read complete story
Public Spends $45 Billion Annually on Healthcare for Uninsured Workers
Health insurance coverage and unpaid healthcare for full-time workers andtheir family members without employer coverage costs the U.S. public $45billion a year, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund. This includes $33 billion in the cost of public coverage such as Medicaidand the State Ch...
posted 5/9/08 07:57 AM read complete story
Number of Uninsured Increasing in Tandem with Unemployment
For every one point rise in the U.S. unemploymentrate, the number of uninsured is projected to increase by 1.1 million people.So says a new analysis by the KaiserFamily Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.The report, conducted by researchersat the Urban Institute's Health Policy Cent...
posted 4/29/08 1:55 PM read complete story
Insured & Uninsured Patients Contribute To Rise in Emergency Room Use
The rise in emergency room (ER) visits between 1996 and 2003cannot be primarily attributed to the uninsured, says a new report published inthe April issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Instead, major contributors to increasing ER use appear tobe a rise in use by middle-class patients and by patie...
posted 4/14/08 09:44 AM read complete story
CDC Report: Number of Uninsured Continues To Rise
From January 2007 to September2007, the number of Americans uninsured at the time of the Nat'l HealthInterview Survey (NHIS) was 43.7 million (14.7 percent) for people of all ages,finds a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).-This is up from 43.6 million a yearearlier. ...
posted 4/2/08 10:53 AM read complete story
New State Laws Allow Adult Children To Stay On Policies
Some states looking to reduce thenumber of uninsured residents have passed laws that allow young adults to stayon their parents' coverage longer.Nearly all states, when regulatinginsurance plans for small- and medium-sized companies, set a maximum age forcoverage of dependent children -- usually 19 ...
posted 2/21/08 12:58 PM read complete story
Uninsured Increase Even as the Economy Improved
The number of uninsured people inthe United States grew by 3.4 million from 2004 to 2006, even as a resurgenteconomy raised incomes and lowered poverty rates. Urban Institute find on an annualbasis the ranks of the uninsured grew faster in 2005 and 2006 than they didduring the four years from 2000 t...
posted 2/21/08 09:45 AM read complete story
Number of Louisiana Uninsured Residents Declines
The number and percentage of uninsured Louisiana residents declined last yearcompared to 2005 before Hurricane Katrina, finds the 2007 Louisiana HealthInsurance Survey.Louisiana Dept. of Health & Hospitals finds thepost-Katrina population loss accounts for part of the decline, but the biggestfac...
posted 1/2/08 2:21 PM read complete story
More than Half of U.S. Residents Against Providing Emergency Care for Illegal Immigrants
More than half of U.S.residents are against providing emergency care for illegal immigrants, finds a new Los AngelesTimes/Bloomberg poll.. The poll also finds that 54% of respondents believe illegal immigrants,should not be able to receive treatment in emergency rooms, while one-thirdsupport denying...
posted 12/6/07 12:31 PM read complete story
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