If fees for COVID-19 care can vanish, why not others?

"If we could decide as a nation to change everything" to remove out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 care, why not things like diabetes and pregnancy, too?

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 health-care-costs insurance money

Time to unlink work and health insurance in the US?

There's no reason for health care insurance to be tied to employment in the United States, an expert argues. That's especially true as we face a pandemic.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~7 min

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

93% of people over 65 want Medicare to add dental coverage

Almost all respondents in a new survey say they want dental insurance added to Medicare coverage. The report also shows cost is a barrier to dental health.

U. Michigan • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~6 min

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

Health insurance is a huge worry for middle-aged Americans

Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren't sure they'd be able to afford health insurance in retirement, a new survey shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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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 • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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 • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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 • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~3 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~5 min

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 • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~7 min

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. • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~6 min

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

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