1 in 5 Americans have Donated to a Medical Crowdfunding Campaign

1 in 5 Americans have Donated to a Medical Crowdfunding Campaign “Millions of Americans are contributing to crowdfunding platforms to help pay for rising healthcare expenses, researchers found. One in five people reported contributing to crowdfunding campaigns to cover medical bills and treatments, according to a survey of just over 1,000 people released by the National Opinion […]

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Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free

Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free Importance Nonadherence to treatment with medicines is common globally, even for life-saving treatments. Cost is one important barrier to access, and only some jurisdictions provide medicines at no charge to patients. Objective To determine whether providing essential medicines at no charge to outpatients who reported not being […]

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Health Insurance Reduces All-Cause Mortality Rates

Health Insurance Reduces All-Cause Mortality Rates “At present, about 28 million Americans are uninsured. Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would probably increase this number, whereas enactment of proposed single-payer legislation (1) would reduce it. The public spotlight on how policy changes affect the number of uninsured reflects a widespread assumption […]

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U.S. Spends Far More on Healthcare Than Other Nations, Yet Residents Have Poorer Health

U.S. Spends Far More on Healthcare Than Other Nations, Yet Residents Have Poorer Health “The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, with spending levels that rose continuously over the past three decades. Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries. Life expectancy, after improving for several decades, […]

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