Past 25 Years Show Lack of Progress in Health Equity in U.S.

Past 25 Years Show Lack of Progress in Health Equity in U.S. “.. Abstract Importance  Health equity is an often-cited goal of public health, included among the 4 overarching goals of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020. Yet it is difficult to find summary assessments of national progress toward this goal. Objectives  To […]

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U.S.-born Children with Immigrant Parents Uninsured at Nearly Twice the Rate of Children with Native-born Parents

U.S.-born Children with Immigrant Parents Uninsured at Nearly Twice the Rate of Children with Native-born Parents “… This report is the first to analyze Census Bureau data documenting recent health insurance changes for U.S.-citizen children with immigrant parents. We find that, while children with and without immigrant parents lost insurance from 2016 to 2018, U.S.-citizen […]

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Equal Access to Healthcare in the U.S. Decreases Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Death Rates

Equal Access to Healthcare in the U.S. Decreases Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Death Rates “Access to health care in the United States hinges on a number of factors, including employment status, geographic location and financial resources. Disparities in access to health care can lead to disparities in health; these disparities often fall along racial and ethnic lines. New research shows that when […]

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Veterans Health Administration Coverage Associated with Large Reductions in Medication Nonadherence Among Those with Chronic illness and with Reduced Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities

Veterans Health Administration Coverage Associated with Large Reductions in Medication Nonadherence Among Those with Chronic illness and with Reduced Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities “..High out-of-pocket drug spending worsens adherence and outcomes, especially for patients who are poor, chronically ill, or members of minority groups. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system provides drugs at minimal cost, […]

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Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women 2.5 Times Higher at 48.2 Deaths per 100,000 Live Births vs 19.1 Deaths per 100,000 For White Women

Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women 2.5 Times Higher at 48.2 Deaths per 100,000 Live Births vs 19.1 Deaths per 100,000 For White Women in U.S. “Abstract Racial disparities in maternal mortality by state, 2013-2017 Elise Parks, MPH, Sarah Milder, MPH and Kristin Shaw, MPH, Arundel Metrics, Incorporated, Saint Paul, MN APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo […]

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Despite Worldwide Decrease, U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Increased 26.6% since 2000

Despite Worldwide Decrease, U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Increased 26.6% since 2000 “..Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for a 75% reduction in maternal mortality from 1990–2015 the reported (unadjusted) U.S. maternal mortality rate more than doubled from 2000–2014. As we’ve shown, most of the reported increase in maternal mortality rates from 2000–2014 was due […]

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Disparity between Black and White Infant Deaths– 11.4 vs 4.9 per 1000– is Greater Today Than it Was in 1850

Disparity between Black and White Infant Deaths– 11.4 vs 4.9 per 1000– is Greater Today Than it Was in 1850 “CONTEMPORARY MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY These questions acquire pressing urgency in the face of the continuing disparities in the health and survival of Black mothers and children today. Distressingly, although infant death rates overall have […]

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Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth Increased More than 50% Since 2008 for Employer-Insured Women

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth Increased More than 50% Since 2008 for Employer-Insured Women “ANN ARBOR, Mich. – One of the most expensive parts of having a baby may involve the birth itself, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care – including the pregnancy, delivery and […]

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