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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Expansion of Child Health Insurance Significantly Improves Health of Black and Latino Children

Expansion of Child Health Insurance Significantly Improves Health of Black and Latino Children “Racism is a core social determinant of health that is a driver of health inequities. The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” These determinants are influenced by […]

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Immigrants Paid 14.7% of the Medicare Trust Fund and used 7.9% in 2009

Immigrants paid 14.7% of the Medicare Trust Fund and used 7.9% in 2009 “Many immigrants in the United States are working-age taxpayers; few are elderly beneficiaries of Medicare. This demographic profile suggests that immigrants may be disproportionately subsidizing the Medicare Trust Fund, which supports payments to hospitals and institutions under Medicare Part A. For immigrants […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Pay More into Medicare than they Use

Undocumented immigrants Pay More into Medicare than they Use.  “From 2000 to 2011, unauthorized immigrants contributed $2.2 to $3.8 billion more than they withdrew annually (a total surplus of $35.1 billion). Had unauthorized immigrants neither contributed to nor withdrawn from the Trust Fund during those 11 years, it would become insolvent in 2029-1 year earlier […]

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Black and Hispanic Youth Receive Less Outpatient Mental Health Care than White Children

Black and Hispanic Youth Receive Less Outpatient Mental Health Care than White Children “..We examined racial and ethnic disparities in children’s and young adults’ receipt of mental health and substance abuse care using nationally representative data from the 2006–2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys. Blacks’ and Hispanics’ visit rates (and per capita expenditures) were about half […]

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