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(Reuters Health) - The roughly 50 percent of immigrants in the U.S. who have private health insurance coverage contribute more to the risk pool than they receive in benefits, a new study suggests. As U.S. lawmakers continue to tackle immigration reform, knowing whether immigrants burden or subsidize the nation’s healthcare system could be helpful, researchers write in Health Affairs. “If we’re talking about reform, we need to understand the consequences of policies put in place and the repercussions on many parts of our country,” said study leader Dr. Leah Zallman, director of research at the Institute for Community Health in Malden, Massachusetts. Recent narratives about immigrants and the healthcare system paint a picture of packed emergency rooms and patients who can’t pay their bills. But many U.S. immigrants are young, healthy and able to get employer-provided insurance, and when these people are taken into account, the insurance premiums … [Read more...] about U.S. immigrants pay more for health insurance than they get in…
The topic of health coverage in the U.S. has long been fraught. With no bipartisan consensus on a solution, healthcare policy can seem like a series of compromises with which nobody is really happy. It’s no secret that the U.S. system has one of the worst efficiency-to-cost rates in the world. A 2017 Commonwealth Fund report found that although the U.S. spends a far higher proportion of its GDP on healthcare than any other country, it falls behind many other high-income nations in terms of the health of its citizens. The report went on to add that “life expectancy, after improving for several decades, worsened in recent years for some populations, aggravated by the opioid crisis.” The U.S. scores particularly poorly on the affordability metric, indicating that lower income patients have the hardest time accessing care. But although the U.S. remains the only high income country without universal health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as … [Read more...] about The U.S. States With the Best—and Worst—Health Insurance Coverage
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation’s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing — and controversial — business. ByReed Abelson June 22, 2018 Death has always been lucrative enterprise, whether it involves mahogany caskets or teams of estate and tax lawyers. But hospice, the business of caring for those who are nearing death, has become a booming multibillion-dollar industry that is attracting more and more for-profit companies, including one of the nation’s major insurers. That insurer, Humana, is making an unusual bet Humana, which specializes in offering private Medicare Advantage plans, joined forces with TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, two private-equity firms, last December to take over a division of Kindred … [Read more...] about An Odd Pairing? When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company
(Thinkstock)(Thinkstock) The number of children in Nevada without health insurance was cut by more than half between 2011 and 2016, but the state’s rate of uninsured kids remains the ninth-highest in the U.S., according to a new report. The gains in insurance coverage occurred after passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and Nevada’s subsequent expansion of the federal Medicaid program, said Elizabeth Lukanen, deputy director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center. The policy research center based at the University of Minnesota released the report Friday. Denise Tanata, executive director for the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, a nonprofit in Nevada, said the state’s current rate of uninsured children of 6.3 percent is a big improvement from the beginning of the decade. “We’re absolutely still behind, and we’ve got a ways to go to catch up, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction to do that,” Tanata said. … [Read more...] about More Nevada kids have health insurance, but state 9th worst