Individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are less likely to have health insurance compared to the non-LGBT population, according to a new Gallup survey.
A wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act is causing outrage from many who drafted the healthcare reform law five years ago, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Because payers and providers typically negotiate prices for healthcare services, the cost of certain procedures vary greatly, with no apparent difference in quality. Maybe it's time to bring consumers into the mix, according to a recent report from Health Affairs.
Health plans participating in health insurance exchanges have a world of hurt coming if they fail to prepare for a complicated and changing regulatory environment--complete with tough enforcement action, a new Deloitte paper says.
When Medicaid programs provide higher reimbursements for doctors' office visits, Medicaid members are more likely to receive cancer screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, according to a study published in the journal, Cancer.
If insurers implement certain standards into their provider networks, they can help minority populations receive better care and thereby lower costs, according to a new issue brief from Families USA.
South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants the country's private healthcare sector to work with the government to strengthen South Africa's health system, reports City Press.
Twenty-four percent of young adults ages 18 to 29 lack health insurance, finds a new survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International, commissioned by insuranceQuotes.com.
State health insurance exchanges (HIX) have it over on the federal government when it comes to enrollment, according to article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Obama administration proposed a new solution to the issue of closely held companies who object paying for certain contraceptive methods under the Affordable Care Act.
Competition is about to get stiffer for insurers selling plans on many health insurance exchanges with UnitedHealthcare entering 24 states' online marketplaces with what it says will be affordable plans, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Most state-run health insurance marketplaces are still stuck focusing on technical challenges, but those that want to get out front should be focusing on raising quality of care, according to a new Commonwealth Fund blog.
Despite a more-than rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and increasing claims that the employer-mandate is growing more unpopular, the healthcare reform law has potentially strengthened the appeal of such a provision.
State insurance marketplaces need to improve functionality and transparency, says a new report from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Experimentation is the name of the game in a vastly complex healthcare industry. Insurers toy with new, innovative payment methods constantly, and all have a similar goal in mind: improve the quality of care while also lowering costs.
Health advocates in Texas are helping the state's minority population overcome language barriers, technical issues and low awareness of who is eligible to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve and transform the approach to managing patient care, new innovations, such as accountable care organizations (ACO), are success stories.
California is a brewing hotbed of potential trouble when it comes to insurance rates. California lawmakers propose a state-wide vote on a new ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates. To make matters worse, voters show signs they support the measure, according to an article in Kaiser Health News.