Tag: insurance

Public insurance tied to lower cancer survival in young patients

(HealthDay)—Young, low-income patients with bone or soft tissue sarcomas have decreased overall survival (OS), regardless of disease stage at presentation, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in Cancer Medicine. Neela L. Penumarthy, M.D., from Seattle Children’s Hospital, and colleagues used data from the University of California San Francisco Cancer Registry to identify patients

Insurance disparities ID’d in diagnosis of late-stage melanoma

For nonelderly adults in the United States, having Medicaid or no health insurance is associated with increased odds of being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma compared with having private insurance, according to a study recently published online in Cancer. Boya Abudu, M.D., M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues

Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy

A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. The authors say the study indicates that health insurance literacy may be an important intervention for addressing financial problems associated with cancer. The report appears in JNCI

Organ transplants, but only for the financially healthy

This story is from Kaiser Health News When Patrick Mannion heard about the Michigan woman denied a heart transplant because she couldn’t afford the anti-rejection drugs, he knew what she was up against. On social media posts of a letter that went viral last month, Hedda Martin, 60, of Grand Rapids, was informed that she

5 Ways To Beat Your Insurance Copay

  At GoodRx, we hear people say this all the time. After all, isn’t that what health insurance is for? You pay your premium and then insurance pays for your medical bills. Right? If you use GoodRx, you probably already know that prescription drug insurance isn’t what it used to be. Not long ago, most

Gains in insurance coverage seen for lesbian, gay, bisexual adults

(HealthDay)—Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults report continued problems affording care despite coverage gains offered by the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs. Kevin H. Nguyen, from Brown University in Providence, R.I., and colleagues used data from three waves of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System