Care for opioid use disorder is scarce in these states

Opioid addiction treatment is scarce in states with Medicaid work requirements and those states have more opioid overdose deaths, researchers find.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction insurance medicaid opioids

Kids are getting medical care they don’t need

New research shows that kids are getting unnecessary medical care in the form of extra tests or prescriptions no matter the kind of insurance they have.

U. Michigan | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health insurance medical-tests medications

Why health care premiums are higher in rural places

Why do rural patients pay higher health care premiums? New research finds it's not primarily an issue of having too few doctors.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance money rural-communities united-states

Therapy or antidepressants? It’s a draw at 5 years

When you take five-year view, the costs and benefits of therapy and medication for major depression end up being about the same, research finds.

U. Michigan | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antidepressants depression health-care-costs insurance medications therapy

More chronic illness uncovered after Medicaid expansion

New research documents an increase in chronic illness diagnoses and care after Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance medicaid poverty

The case for giving teens same-day, long-lasting birth control

Same-day, long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents make sense in terms of health and money, say researchers.

Katie Duffey-Indiana U. | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine birth-control insurance medicaid money teenagers

Parents: Ask your college-bound kid these 8 health questions

College-bound teens should be able to answer some key questions about health, such as naming their primary care doctor and health insurance plan.

U. Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine college-students higher-education insurance medications parents teenagers

Sometimes generic drugs actually cost more

"...for Medicare beneficiaries with $20,000 to $80,000 in annual drug spending, using only brand-name drugs could actually save them money."

Vanderbilt U. | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance medicare medications money

Physical therapy varies for stroke patients on Medicare

Stroke patients who get more physical therapy are less likely to return to the hospital. Why aren't those on Medicare getting a standard amount?

Mollie Rappe-Brown | April 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hospitals insurance medicare physical-therapy strokes

Poll: Older Americans are really worried about health insurance

Almost half of Americans ages 50 to 64 are worried they won't be able to afford insurance in retirement, according to a new poll.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 7, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance medicare

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