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 • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~3 min

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

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: addiction medicaid insurance opioids health-and-medicine

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

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 30, 2018 ~6 min

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

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