Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.
Using Behavioral Science and Economics to Help Women and Families Rise from Poverty
Women’s Health Research at Yale, Elevate, and The Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale, are working to meet the urgent health needs of under-resourced and overburdened pregnant and parenting women, harnessing the science of sex and gender for policy change that can overcome the potentially devastating impact of economic inequality on women’s health.
Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivors
The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. Cancer survivors eligible for Medicaid expansion under the ACA had the greatest decrease in uninsured rate, according to the new research by Amy J. Davidoff, PhD, of Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Conn., and colleagues. They write, "ACA implementation was associated with large coverage gains in targeted expansion groups, including cancer survivors, but additional progress is needed."Source: Eurekaalert
YSPH Study Highlights Implications of Instability in Medicaid Markets
Millions of Americans with Medicaid coverage were affected when their insurance plans exited state Medicaid programs from 2006 to 2014, highlighting potential instability in these markets for Medicaid beneficiaries and the quality of care received, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Public Puzzled About Value in Health Care But Open to Change, Study Finds
The high cost of health care is a familiar topic in the national dialogue, but there are major gaps in the public’s understanding of the role low-value medical care plays in driving up health care expenses, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Yale study sheds light on ‘surprise’ ER billing
In an unprecedented study of 2.2 million emergency room visits across the United States, Yale researchers found that 22 percent of patients who went to emergency departments within their health-insurance networks were treated by an out-of-network doctor and potentially incurred major, unexpected expenses.
Big data dive: A Yale economist probes the high cost of health care
When Zack Cooper arrived at Yale as assistant professor of public health and economics, he gained access to a first-of-its-kind dataset. Working with the non-profit Health Care Cost Institute, Cooper and colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics gathered insurance claims data from three of the nation’s largest private health insurers.
Two weddings, two funerals, no fridge
IT WAS a big week for Wang Wei. On a recent Wednesday she had two weddings to attend, then on Saturday, two funerals. Each involved a banquet, and by custom she was obliged to bring cash gifts. That was no hardship a decade ago, when the going rate for four banquets was the equivalent of $5-10. And a decade before that, she would have just brought rice or corn from the family plot...Source: The Economist
Book: The American Health Care Paradox
For decades, experts have puzzled over why the United States spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. In this book Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research and get to the root of this paradox: We’ve left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries can make to improve their citizens’ health — investments in social services.
Diabetes takes a heavy economic and educational toll on young patients
While the health implications of diabetes are well understood, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the disease also comes with high non-medical costs for young patients in the form of lost education and future earnings potential.
Poor and Chronically Ill in Korea Pay More for Healthcare
New Haven, Conn. — Those who most need medical care in Korea but can afford it least spend a greater percentage of their income on health services, according to a Yale School of Medicine study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Studies Question Economics of Anti-Psychotic and Anti-Depressant Drugs
Two Yale studies question the economics of medications in the two most widely prescribed and costly classes of psychiatric medications. One study found that a new and more expensive anti-psychotic drug is not more effective than a less costly, older one, and the second study found that industry-associated economic studies of antidepressants favor the companies' new drugs when determining costs and cost-effectiveness.
Very Little Tobacco Settlement Income or other Funding Allocated For Tobacco Control Programs
Not only are most states devoting little or none of the $246 billion tobacco settlement income to tobacco control programs, they also are failing to fund the programs from other sources, a study by a Yale researcher has found.
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