Plan can cut unneeded antipsychotic drugs for foster kids

Kids in foster care are more likely to get a prescription for antipsychotic meds to treat behavioral issues, but a new plan could help fix the issue.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health foster-care medicaid medications

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

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

After states expanded Medicaid, fewer dialysis patients died

"We're studying a central question in health policy: To what extent does expanded health coverage save lives?"

Mollie Rappe-Brown | Oct. 30, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death insurance kidney-disease kidneys medicaid

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