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Financial barriers fell for some cancer survivors after Affordable Care Act

| Sep 3, 2021 | Michigan

Younger cancer survivors — those between ages 18 and 64 — faced fewer financial barriers to health care after the Affordable Care Act was implemented than they did before the landmark law took effect according to Susan Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A., senior author, and Christopher Su, M.D., first author of...[ Read More ]

Five Utah hospitals reported as "noncompliant" with new ACA price transparency rule

| Aug 12, 2021 | Utah recently released a study which randomly evaluated 500 hospitals on their compliance with a new Affordable Care Act (ACA) hospital price transparency rule, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Out of the five randomly selected Utah hospitals, all were noncompliant to this new rule.      The rule...[ Read More ]

Study finds 23 Texas hospitals noncompliant with federal price transparency rules

| Aug 6, 2021 | Texas

A recent study from evaluated a random sample of 500 US hospitals’ compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated price transparency requirements. It found 23 Texas hospitals -- every surveyed hospital in the state -- to be noncompliant. The study, conducted between May 15 and July 8, 2021, assessed the...[ Read More ]

University of Michigan study finds reduced financial barriers to services for younger cancer survivors due to ACA

| Jul 19, 2021 | Michigan

A recent study from University of Michigan researchers found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced financial barriers for younger cancer survivors to access needed medicines and other services. Researchers found that survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 were less likely to defer care due to price and...[ Read More ]

An update on the national health policy agenda after the president’s budget submission

| Jun 7, 2021 | Federal

President Biden’s first budget submission, which he sent to Congress at the end of last month, is surprising in what it omits. Several high-profile health proposals from the 2020 campaign are mentioned in the text but are not tied to specific proposals. While Congress is free to take up ideas...[ Read More ]

Part 2: Thoughts on Universal Coverage, Health, Equity and Value

| Mar 12, 2021 | Federal

Hon. John Kitzhaber is the former governor of Oregon and continues to be one of the most important thinkers on state health reform in the country. Since leaving public service, he has traveled across the country, working with organizations, leaders, and reformers in health care.  This commentary is the second part...[ Read More ]