insurance coverage

Summary

Summary: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:28-35. 2002
  2. pmc Health insurance coverage and medical expenditures of immigrants and native-born citizens in the United States
    Leighton Ku
    Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University, 2021 K St NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1322-8. 2009
  3. ncbi Income, dental insurance coverage, and financial barriers to dental care among Canadian adults
    David Locker
    Community Dental Health Serv Res Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 71:327-34. 2011
  4. pmc Health insurance coverage and impact: a survey in three cities in China
    Kuangnan Fang
    Department of Statistics, School of Economics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e39157. 2012
  5. ncbi Rural and urban disparity in health services utilization in China
    Meina Liu
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
    Med Care 45:767-74. 2007
  6. pmc Receipt of diabetes preventive care among safety net patients associated with differing levels of insurance coverage
    Rachel Gold
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:42-9. 2012
  7. ncbi Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:223-33. 2004
  8. ncbi Characteristics associated with poor glycemic control among adults with self-reported diagnosed diabetes--National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2007-2010
    Mohammed K Ali
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 61:32-7. 2012
  9. pmc Coverage of obesity treatment: a state-by-state analysis of Medicaid and state insurance laws
    Jennifer S Lee
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:596-604. 2010
  10. pmc Income-related inequality in health insurance coverage: analysis of China Health and Nutrition Survey of 2006 and 2009
    Jinan Liu
    HealthCore, Inc, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:42. 2012

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  1. ncbi Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:28-35. 2002
    ..Developing effective programs to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening requires understanding of the effect of healthcare system factors on access to screening and adherence to guidelines...
  2. pmc Health insurance coverage and medical expenditures of immigrants and native-born citizens in the United States
    Leighton Ku
    Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University, 2021 K St NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1322-8. 2009
    I examined insurance coverage and medical expenditures of both immigrant and US-born adults to determine the extent to which immigrants contribute to US medical expenditures.
  3. ncbi Income, dental insurance coverage, and financial barriers to dental care among Canadian adults
    David Locker
    Community Dental Health Serv Res Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 71:327-34. 2011
    ..To explore the issue of affordability in dental care by assessing associations between income, dental insurance, and financial barriers to dental care in Canadian adults...
  4. pmc Health insurance coverage and impact: a survey in three cities in China
    Kuangnan Fang
    Department of Statistics, School of Economics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e39157. 2012
    ..The goal was to provide an updated description of the effect of health insurance on the population covered. Of special interest were insurance coverage, gross and out-of-pocket medical cost and coping strategies.
  5. ncbi Rural and urban disparity in health services utilization in China
    Meina Liu
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
    Med Care 45:767-74. 2007
    ..To describe patterns in physician and hospital utilization among rural and urban populations in China and to determine factors associated with any differences...
  6. pmc Receipt of diabetes preventive care among safety net patients associated with differing levels of insurance coverage
    Rachel Gold
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:42-9. 2012
    ..Patients receive care in safety net clinics regardless of insurance status; however, receipt of diabetes preventive care might vary among patients with differing levels of insurance continuity...
  7. ncbi Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:223-33. 2004
    ..Expanding coverage to the near-elderly uninsured may greatly improve health outcomes for these groups...
  8. ncbi Characteristics associated with poor glycemic control among adults with self-reported diagnosed diabetes--National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2007-2010
    Mohammed K Ali
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 61:32-7. 2012
    ..Accordingly, the Healthy People 2020 objectives include a 10% reduction in the proportion of the diabetes population that has poor glycemic control (A1c >9%) as a target...
  9. pmc Coverage of obesity treatment: a state-by-state analysis of Medicaid and state insurance laws
    Jennifer S Lee
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:596-604. 2010
    ..We determined whether state Medicaid programs cover recommended treatments for adult and pediatric obesity and to what extent states regulate the treatment and coverage of obesity by private insurers...
  10. pmc Income-related inequality in health insurance coverage: analysis of China Health and Nutrition Survey of 2006 and 2009
    Jinan Liu
    HealthCore, Inc, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:42. 2012
    ..This study examined whether the overall income-related inequality in health insurance coverage improved during 2006 and 2009 in China.
  11. pmc Association of race, substance abuse, and health insurance coverage with use of highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women, 2005
    Marsha Lillie-Blanton
    Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1493-9. 2010
    ..We examined racial/ethnic disparities in highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use and whether differences are moderated by substance use or insurance status, using data from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)...
  12. ncbi Does health insurance coverage lead to better health and educational outcomes? Evidence from rural China
    Yuyu Chen
    Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China
    J Health Econ 31:1-14. 2012
    ..While the NCMS does not affect child morality and maternal mortality, it does help improve the school enrollment of six-year-olds...
  13. pmc Urban health insurance reform and coverage in China using data from National Health Services Surveys in 1998 and 2003
    Ling Xu
    Centre of Health Statistics and Information, Ministry of Health, 1 Xizhimen Nanlu, Beijing, The People s Republic of China
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:37. 2007
    ..Following this reform there has been a transition from the dual system of the Government Insurance Scheme (GIS) and Labour Insurance Scheme (LIS) to the new Urban Employee Basic Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS)...
  14. ncbi National health insurance coverage and socio-economic status in a rural district of Ghana
    N Sarpong
    Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 15:191-7. 2010
    ..To explore the association between socio-economic status (SES) and health insurance subscription to the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of residents of the Asante Akim North district of the Ashanti Region, Ghana...
  15. pmc Impact of free delivery care on health facility delivery and insurance coverage in Ghana's Brong Ahafo Region
    Susie Dzakpasu
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e49430. 2012
    ..Longitudinal surveillance data from two randomized controlled trials conducted in the Brong Ahafo Region provided a unique opportunity to assess the impact of Ghana's policies...
  16. ncbi Paying for obesity: a changing landscape
    Lisa A Simpson
    Child Policy Research Center, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 7014, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S301-7. 2009
    ..Coverage for obesity related services is highly variable. Despite this, health plans, purchasers, and states have mounted numerous recent initiatives...
  17. ncbi Health insurance coverage and cost barriers to needed medical care among U.S. adult cancer survivors age<65 years
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 106:2466-75. 2006
    ..The health insurance and cost barriers to care among cancer survivors age <65 years were examined...
  18. pmc Disparities in adolescent health and health care: does socioeconomic status matter?
    Paul W Newacheck
    Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1235-52. 2003
    ..National household survey...
  19. ncbi The economic impact of chronic diseases: how do households respond to shocks? Evidence from Russia
    Dele Olawale Abegunde
    World Health Organization, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 66:2296-307. 2008
    ..These results have implications for policies regarding the financing of treatment and control of chronic diseases in the country studied...
  20. pmc Child health insurance coverage: a survey among temporary and permanent residents in Shanghai
    Mingshan Lu
    Department of Economics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:238. 2008
    ..We conducted a survey in Shanghai to describe children's health insurance coverage according to their migration status.
  21. pmc Breast cancer survival in Canada and the USA: meta-analytic evidence of a Canadian advantage in low-income areas
    Kevin M Gorey
    Professor and Assumption University Research Chair in Canadian and American Population Health, School of Social Work, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1543-51. 2009
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that relatively poor Canadian women with breast cancer have a survival advantage over their counterparts in the USA...
  22. ncbi The 2007-09 recession and health insurance coverage
    John Holahan
    Urban Institute Health Policy Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:145-52. 2011
    ..This finding underscores the importance of planned coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act...
  23. pmc Health insurance coverage and take-up: lessons from behavioral economics
    Katherine Baicker
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Milbank Q 90:107-34. 2012
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  24. ncbi Inequalities in health care utilization in Spain due to double insurance coverage: An Oaxaca-Ransom decomposition
    M Luz González Alvarez
    University of Malaga, Spain
    Soc Sci Med 69:793-801. 2009
    ..explained by the individual characteristics of the publicly insured, while the divergences in the number of consultations with specialists are the result of the overuse of this care by the population with double health insurance coverage.
  25. ncbi Utilization trends for advanced imaging procedures: evidence from individuals with private insurance coverage in California
    Jean M Mitchell
    Georgetown University, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, 3520 Prospect St, NW Room 423, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Med Care 46:460-6. 2008
    ..Little research has examined whether such trends also exist among persons with generous private insurance coverage. Moreover, research documenting changes in the share of utilization linked to self-referral is nonexistent.
  26. ncbi The importance of health insurance as a determinant of cancer screening: evidence from the Women's Health Initiative
    J Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Prev Med 31:261-70. 2000
    ..This analysis evaluates the hypothesis that health insurance independently predicts cancer screening in the Women's Health Initia tive Observational Study cohort...
  27. pmc An international comparison of cancer survival: metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, and Honolulu, Hawaii
    K M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 90:1866-72. 2000
    ..Comparisons of cancer survival in Canadian and US metropolitan areas have shown consistent Canadian advantages. This study tests a health insurance hypothesis by comparing cancer survival in Toronto, Ontario, and Honolulu, Hawaii...
  28. ncbi Increasing health insurance coverage in the first year of life
    Rhonda Sarnoff
    University of California, Davis, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:343-50. 2005
    To determine the proportion of infants who are uninsured and the sociodemographic characteristics of their mothers, including prenatal and post-partum insurance coverage, in order to identify strategies to increase infant health coverage.
  29. ncbi Disparities in prescription drug insurance coverage
    W J Millar
    Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada, Ottawa
    Health Rep 10:11-31(ENG); 9-30(FRE). 1999
    ..This article examines socioeconomic differences in supplementary insurance for prescription drugs among Canadians aged 15 or older and how the availability of such insurance affects prescription drug use...
  30. pmc Risk of cardiovascular events and death--does insurance matter?
    Angela Fowler-Brown
    Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:502-7. 2007
    ..Many Americans lack health insurance. Despite good evidence that lack of insurance compromises access to care, few prospective studies examine its relationship to health outcomes...
  31. ncbi The utilization of dental care services according to health insurance coverage in Catalonia (Spain)
    Vladimir Pizarro
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:78-84. 2009
    ..In the bivariate analysis, age, gender, social class and health insurance coverage were statistically associated with a dental visit in the previous year (P < 0.001)...
  32. pmc Insurance continuity and receipt of diabetes preventive care in a network of federally qualified health centers
    Rachel Gold
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
    Med Care 47:431-9. 2009
    ..For patients receiving care at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), where care is provided regardless of insurance status, the role health insurance status plays in affecting receipt of services is less well understood...
  33. ncbi Policy change and private health insurance: did the cheapest policy do the trick?
    James R G Butler
    Aust Health Rev 25:33-41. 2002
    ..Thus the 'trick' delivered by lifetime community ratings may not be maintained in the longer term...
  34. pmc Out-of-pocket healthcare spending by the poor and chronically ill in the Republic of Korea
    Jennifer Prah Ruger
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:804-11. 2007
    ..We examined variations in out-of-pocket spending, estimated out-of-pocket spending burden ratio employing household equivalent income, and identified factors associated with out-of-pocket spending...
  35. pmc The contribution of insurance coverage and community resources to reducing racial/ethnic disparities in access to care
    J Lee Hargraves
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:809-29. 2003
    To examine the extent to which health insurance coverage and available safety net resources reduced racial and ethnic disparities in access to care.
  36. pmc Health insurance coverage of immigrants living in the United States: differences by citizenship status and country of origin
    O Carrasquillo
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:917-23. 2000
    This study examined health insurance coverage among immigrants who are not US citizens and among individuals from the 16 countries with the largest number of immigrants living in the United States.
  37. pmc The effect of Medicare Part D on drug and medical spending
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:52-61. 2009
    ..It is not known what effect the increased use of prescription drugs by enrollees in Medicare Part D has had on spending for other medical care...
  38. ncbi Differences in control of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by race, ethnicity, and education: U.S. trends from 1999 to 2006 and effects of medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:505-15. 2009
    Efforts to improve the care of cardiovascular disease and diabetes or expand insurance coverage for adults with these conditions may reduce differences in clinical outcomes.
  39. ncbi Post-apartheid challenges: household access and use of health care in South Africa
    Lucy Gilson
    Centre for Health Policy, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Health Serv 37:673-91. 2007
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  40. pmc The rural-urban divide: health services utilization among older Mexicans in Mexico
    Jennifer J Salinas
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas 78520 4956, USA
    J Rural Health 26:333-41. 2010
    ..Mexico...
  41. pmc Falling into the coverage gap: Part D drug costs and adherence for Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan beneficiaries with diabetes
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:355-75. 2010
    ..To compare drug costs and adherence among Medicare beneficiaries with the standard Part D coverage gap versus supplemental gap coverage in 2006...
  42. ncbi The role of value for money in public insurance coverage decisions for drugs in Australia: a retrospective analysis 1994-2004
    Anthony H Harris
    Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Med Decis Making 28:713-22. 2008
    To analyze the relative influence of factors in decisions for public insurance coverage of new drugs in Australia.
  43. ncbi Racial variations in treatment and outcomes of black and white patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Impleme
    Ali F Sonel
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Circulation 111:1225-32. 2005
    ..It is unknown whether racial disparities exist for other treatments for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) and how different treatments affect outcomes...
  44. ncbi Insurance status, comorbidity level, and survival among colorectal cancer patients age 18 to 64 years in the National Cancer Data Base from 2003 to 2005
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30319 1002, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3627-33. 2009
    ..We investigated whether differences in comorbidity level may account in part for the association between insurance status and survival...
  45. pmc Health consequences of uninsurance among adults in the United States: recent evidence and implications
    J Michael McWilliams
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 87:443-94. 2009
    ..The potential health benefits of expanding insurance coverage for these adults may provide a strong rationale for reform...
  46. ncbi Insurance coverage and outcomes of in vitro fertilization
    Tarun Jain
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:661-6. 2002
    ..Although most insurance companies in the United States do not cover in vitro fertilization, a few states mandate such coverage...
  47. ncbi Health plan policies and programs for colorectal cancer screening: a national profile
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute NCI, Executive Plaza North Room 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:273-9. 2004
    ..A consensus has emerged that average-risk adults 50 years of age or older should be screened for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  48. ncbi Colonoscopy practice patterns since introduction of medicare coverage for average-risk screening
    Gavin C Harewood
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charlton 8, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:72-7. 2004
    ..Recent legislation passed in July 2001 provides coverage for all Medicare beneficiaries for average-risk screening colonoscopy...
  49. ncbi Disruptions in insurance coverage: patterns and relationship to health care access, unmet need, and utilization before enrollment in the State Children's Health Insurance Program
    Steven G Federico
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e1009-16. 2007
    ..The numbers and types of disruptions in insurance that children experience and the effects of these disruptions on health care measures have not been well characterized...
  50. pmc Beyond insurance coverage: usual source of care in the treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Erica S Spatz
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 160:115-21. 2010
    Expanding insurance coverage, while necessary, may not be sufficient to ensure high-quality care for adults with cardiovascular disease...
  51. ncbi Effects of the State Children's Health Insurance Program Expansions on children with chronic health conditions
    Amy Davidoff
    Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 21250, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e34-42. 2005
    To estimate the effects of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) expansions on insurance coverage, use of health care services, and access to care for children with chronic health conditions.
  52. ncbi The income distributive implications of recent private health insurance policy reforms in Australia
    Alfons Palangkaraya
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Centre for Microeconometrics, The University of Melbourne, L7 Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Parkville, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Eur J Health Econ 10:135-48. 2009
    ..The amount of such gain is estimated to be around $900 million per year, a large proportion of which went to higher income households...
  53. ncbi Insurance premiums and insurance coverage of near-poor children
    Jack Hadley
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 43:362-77. 2006
    ..estimates a multinomial logistic regression model examining how public and private insurance premiums affect insurance coverage outcomes (Medicaid/SCHIP coverage, private coverage, and no coverage)...
  54. ncbi Physician smoking-cessation actions: are they dependent on insurance coverage or on patients?
    Leif I Solberg
    Health Partners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:160-5. 2002
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the introduction of coverage for smoking-cessation pharmacotherapy by the health plans covering most of the population in one region would increase physician use of 5A's...
  55. ncbi Does insurance coverage for drug therapy affect smoking cessation?
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:162-8. 2002
    Whether insurance coverage for smoking-cessation medicines increases quitting rates is uncertain...
  56. ncbi The role of health insurance coverage in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health care
    Marsha Lillie-Blanton
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:398-408. 2005
    ..The studies provide evidence that a sizable share of the differences in whether a person has a regular source of care could be reduced if Hispanics and African Americans were insured at levels comparable to those of whites...
  57. ncbi CHIP premiums, health status, and the insurance coverage of children
    James Marton
    Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3992, USA
    Inquiry 47:199-214. 2010
    ..Our survey of nonpayers shows that 56% of responding families found alternative private or public health coverage for their children after losing CHIP...
  58. ncbi Insurance status and racial differences in uterine cancer survival: a study of patients in the National Cancer Database
    S A Fedewa
    Health Services Research, Department of Surveillance and Health Policy, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 122:63-8. 2011
    ..To examine the impact of race and insurance on survival among a large cohort of uterine cancer patients from the National Cancer Database (NCDB)...
  59. pmc Ambulatory antibiotic use and prescription drug coverage in older adults
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Crabtree Hall, Room A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1308-14. 2010
    ..to treat chronic conditions is highly sensitive to out-of-pocket price and influenced by changes in insurance coverage. Because antibiotics target infections and are used for a short period, one may expect antibiotic use to be ..
  60. ncbi Does health insurance continuity among low-income adults impact their children's insurance coverage?
    Melissa Yamauchi
    Phoenix Children s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:248-55. 2013
    Parent's insurance coverage is associated with children's insurance status, but little is known about whether a parent's coverage continuity affects a child's coverage...
  61. ncbi Insurance coverage is associated with mortality after gunshot trauma
    Kristopher C Dozier
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco East Bay Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:280-5. 2010
    Poor access to adequate health care coverage is associated with poor outcomes for many chronic medical conditions. We hypothesized that insurance coverage is also associated with mortality after gunshot trauma.
  62. pmc The case for synergy between a usual source of care and health insurance coverage
    Jennifer E DeVoe
    Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1059-66. 2011
    ..In 2010, the United States (US) passed health insurance reforms aimed at expanding coverage to the uninsured. Yet, disparities persist in access to health care services, even among the insured...
  63. ncbi Health insurance coverage and the risk of decline in overall health and death among the near elderly, 1992-2002
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 44:277-82. 2006
    Although individuals' health insurance coverage changes frequently, previous analyses have not accounted for changes in insurance coverage over time.
  64. ncbi [Administrative issues linked to health insurance coverage of chronic post-chikungunya rheumatism]
    F Simon
    Service de Pathologie Infectieuse et Tropicale, Hôpital d Instruction des Armées Laveran
    Med Trop (Mars) 72:99-102. 2012
    ..We describe two patients under this treatment confronted with financial health insurance issues due to the lack of administrative recognition of post-chikungunya rheumatism as a long-term affliction or an occupational disease...
  65. ncbi Health insurance coverage and prescription contraceptive use among young women at risk for unintended pregnancy
    Jodi Nearns
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Contraception 79:105-10. 2009
    This study investigates the relationships between health insurance coverage and prescription contraceptive use among women 18-24 years of age at risk for unintended pregnancy.
  66. ncbi Effects of public premiums on children's health insurance coverage: evidence from 1999 to 2003
    Genevieve Kenney
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 43:345-61. 2006
    This study uses 2000 to 2004 Current Population Survey data to examine the effects of public premiums on the insurance coverage of children whose family incomes are between 100% and 300% of the federal poverty level...
  67. ncbi Out-of-pocket costs and insurance coverage for abortion in the United States
    Sarah C M Roberts
    Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health ANSIRH, University of California, San Francisco, Oakland, California Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 24:e211-8. 2014
    ..Since 2010, federal and state restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion have increased...
  68. ncbi Insurance status and survival disparities among nonelderly rectal cancer patients in the National Cancer Data Base
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer 116:4178-86. 2010
    ..The role of stage and treatment differences in these survival disparities is not clear because insurance status is also strongly correlated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors...
  69. ncbi Private health insurance: the problem child faces adulthood
    Mark Cormack
    Aust Health Rev 25:38-51. 2002
    ..Like Medicare before it, the PHI reforms have achieved bipartisan support. The paper concludes by describing future implications for Government, industry, consumers and the medical profession...
  70. pmc Paying for prevention: challenges to health insurance coverage for biomedical HIV prevention in the United States
    Kristen Underhill
    Yale University, USA
    Am J Law Med 38:607-66. 2012
    ..These breakthroughs, however, arrive at a time of escalating healthcare costs; health insurance coverage therefore raises pressing new questions about priority-setting and the allocation of responsibility for ..
  71. ncbi Disparities in unmet need for mental health services in the United States, 1997-2010
    John M Roll
    Division of Health Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Administration, and College of Nursing, Washington State University, P O B 1495, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:80-2. 2013
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  72. pmc Person and place: the compounding effects of race/ethnicity and rurality on health
    Janice C Probst
    Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1695-703. 2004
    ..Linking public health planning to the education and economic development sectors will reduce racial/ethnic minority disparities while increasing overall well-being in rural communities...
  73. ncbi Perceptions of insurance coverage for screening mammography among women in need of screening
    Ann Scheck McAlearney
    Division of Health Services Management and Policy, School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Cancer 103:2473-80. 2005
    ..The current study examined perceptions of insurance coverage and cost as barriers to screening mammography within an underserved, predominantly low-income population of ..
  74. ncbi Disenrollment from a state child health insurance plan: are families jumping S(c)HIP?
    Allison Kempe
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the Children s Outcomes Research Program, and The Children s Hospital, Denver, CO 80218, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 4:154-61. 2004
    ..Colorado's Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a non-Medicaid state child health plan that began enrollment in April 1998. Families are disenrolled 12 months after enrollment if they fail to re-enroll...
  75. pmc Dental insurance visits and expenditures among older adults
    Richard J Manski
    Department of Health Promotion and Policy, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, 666 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:759-64. 2004
    ..We examined the effect of age, income, and coverage on dental service utilization during 1996...
  76. ncbi Chipping away at health: more on the relationship between income and child health
    Janet Currie
    Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:331-44. 2007
    ..But the higher incidence of measured conditions and limits does not explain all of the relationships between income and overall health status, which suggests that unmeasured illnesses and injuries are also involved...
  77. ncbi Insurance coverage criteria for panniculectomy and redundant skin surgery after bariatric surgery: why and when to discuss
    Raffi Gurunluoglu
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Obes Surg 19:517-20. 2009
    ..There are certain insurance coverage criteria for panniculectomy that need to be met by patients for approval...
  78. ncbi Health insurance coverage in survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:9187-97. 2005
    To examine the prevalence and predictors of health insurance coverage and the difficulties obtaining coverage in a large cohort of childhood cancer survivors.
  79. pmc Health insurance coverage, medical expenditure and coping strategy: evidence from Taiwan
    Kuangnan Fang
    Department of Statistics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:442. 2012
    ..Of special interest are household insurance coverage, medical expenditures (both gross and out-of-pocket), and coping strategies.
  80. ncbi Economic reforms and health insurance in China
    Juan Du
    Economics, School of Business, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:387-95. 2009
    ..This paper investigates this changing pattern of health insurance coverage in China using panel data from the China Nutrition and Health Survey (1991-2000)...
  81. pmc The impact of insurance coverage in diminishing racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health services
    Margarita Alegria
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1322-44. 2012
    ..To estimate whether racial/ethnic behavioral health service disparities are likely to be reduced through insurance expansion coverage expected through the Affordable Health Care Act...
  82. ncbi Supplemental insurance: Medicare's accidental stepchild
    A Atherly
    Emory University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 58:131-61. 2001
    ..Some studies attribute the increase to adverse selection of policies; other studies point to the moral hazard effect of insurance...
  83. ncbi Lack of health insurance coverage among working-age adults, evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993-2006
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Community Health 33:293-6. 2008
    ..use data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to examine trends in the lack of health insurance coverage among working-age US adults and to identify populations without coverage...
  84. ncbi Transforming insurance coverage into quality health care: voltage drops from potential to delivered quality
    J M Eisenberg
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, 2101 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    JAMA 284:2100-7. 2000
    ..However, availability of insurance coverage does not automatically lead to high-quality care...
  85. ncbi Insurance coverage and the treatment of mental illness: effect on medication and provider use
    Gillian Mulvale
    Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1145 Carling Ave, Suite 7500, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Z 74A
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:177-99. 2008
    ..3%) receive drug treatment. Financial barriers to care constitute a potentially important contributor to this under-use of mental health treatments...
  86. ncbi The impact of insurance coverage on children's dental visits and expenditures, 1996
    R J Manski
    Department of Oral Health Care Delivery, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 132:1137-45. 2001
    Health insurance coverage has been shown to relate positively with the use of dental services. The purpose of the authors' study was to describe the level of dental coverage among U.S...
  87. ncbi Trends in insurance coverage for bariatric surgery and the impact of evidence-based reviews
    Bassem Y Safadi
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University 300 Pasteur Drive, H 3591, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:665-80, v. 2005
    ..Over the years, so-called "evidence-based reviews" have been used to back these claims. Some of these reviews have significant flaws and limitations that are discussed...
  88. pmc Changes in drug utilization during a gap in insurance coverage: an examination of the medicare Part D coverage gap
    Jennifer M Polinski
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001075. 2011
    ..While increased discontinuation of and adherence to essential medications is a regrettable response, increased switching to less expensive but therapeutically interchangeable medications is a positive response to minimize costs...
  89. ncbi Beyond medical insurance: delayed or forgone care among children in Chinese immigrant families
    Z Jennifer Huang
    Department of International Health, Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies, 3700 Reservoir Road, NW, Box 571107, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:364-77. 2009
    ..Culturally and linguistically appropriate studies on risk reduction interventions will be needed to address the linguistic and cultural barriers to health care access...
  90. ncbi Does insurance coverage decrease the risk for multiple births associated with assisted reproductive technology?
    Meredith A Reynolds
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Fertil Steril 80:16-23. 2003
    To determine whether insurance coverage for ART is associated with transfer of fewer embryos and decreased risk of multiple births.
  91. ncbi Insurance coverage and incentives for weight loss among adults with metabolic syndrome
    David Arterburn
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:70-6. 2008
    To describe how insured adults with metabolic syndrome respond to various options for insurance coverage and financial incentives for weight management.
  92. ncbi Insurance coverage and in vitro fertilization outcomes: a U.S. perspective
    J Ryan Martin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Fertility Center, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Fertil Steril 95:964-9. 2011
    To compare the impact of mandated IVF insurance coverage on ET practices and resulting multiple pregnancy rates.
  93. pmc Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies
    Ruth E Zambrana
    Department of Women s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:508-23. 2004
    To summarize key findings on disparities in health insurance coverage for latino children, to present selected socioeconomic and healthcare access indicators for the nine states with latino populations over 500,000, and to recommend state ..
  94. ncbi Rural-urban differences in health insurance coverage and patterns among working-age adults in Kentucky
    Ning Lu
    Department of Health Administration, College of Health and Human Services, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois 60466, USA
    J Rural Health 26:129-38. 2010
    Past studies show that rural populations are less likely than urban populations to have health insurance coverage, which may severely limit their access to needed health services.
  95. ncbi The relative importance of health related quality of life and prescription insurance coverage in the decision to pharmacologically manage symptoms of overactive bladder
    Spencer E Harpe
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0533, USA
    J Urol 178:2532-6; discussion 2536. 2007
    ..influenced by the impact of the condition on health related quality of life and the presence of prescription insurance coverage. This study uses conjoint analysis to examine the relative importance of health related quality of life ..
  96. pmc Effects of the State Children's Health Insurance Program on access to dental care and use of dental services
    Hua Wang
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, School of Human Ecology, Cornell University, 432A Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1544-63. 2007
    ..To provide national estimates of implementation effects of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) on dental care access and use for low-income children...
  97. pmc Timing of insurance coverage and use of prenatal care among low-income women
    Susan Egerter
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Box 0900, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:423-7. 2002
    This study examined the relationship between timing of insurance coverage and prenatal care among low-income women.
  98. ncbi Drug coverage in Canada: who is at risk?
    Vishnu Kapur
    Health Canada, Microsimulation Modelling and Data Analysis Division, Jeanne Mance Building, 5th Floor, PL 1950C Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1A 0K9
    Health Policy 71:181-93. 2005
    ..of the keys to assessing scenarios for such relief is knowledge about the extent and depth of existing drug insurance coverage. However, the needed information is scattered over a number of data sources...
  99. ncbi Economic implications of insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization in the United States. A review
    Kenan R Omurtag
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Reprod Med 54:661-8. 2009
    ..To analyze cost-effectiveness studies in regard to the costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and discuss specific economic trends that may affect the future utilization of IVF in the United States...
  100. ncbi Insurance coverage for obesity treatment
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1651-5. 2006
    ..Given the increasing evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of nonsurgical weight loss therapy, coverage policies may begin to change...
  101. pmc Lack of insurance coverage and urgent care use for asthma: a retrospective cohort study
    Barry P Markovitz
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:14. 2006
    ..Inadequate health care coverage has been associated with more frequent and severe exacerbations of the disease. We examined the relationship between adequacy of health care coverage and use of emergent care of adults with asthma...

Research Grants82

  1. Drug Coverage and Cost Offsets: Two-Part Models with Endogenous Treatment Effects
    JOSEPH TERZA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will estimate the cost-offset effects on hospital spending of four categories of insurance coverage for prescription drugs: employer-sponsored insurance;Medicaid prescription coverage;self-purchased Medigap ..
  2. Reducing Preterm Births in Underserved Pregnant Women
    JAMES G CHRISTIAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..babies are higher in medically underserved and minority populations-even when issues such as access and insurance coverage are accounted for...
  3. Underserved Men's Understanding of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Related Risks
    Sally L Maliski; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the United States (US) and have lower rates of health insurance coverage. African American (AA men) have almost twice the incidence as men of other ethnicities, and have advanced, ..
  4. A qualitative description of a pilot project to improve access to care in one Den
    SARAH ELAINE RASKIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..provided by applicant): Residents of rural central Appalachia, an area characterized by poverty, low dental insurance coverage, and health professional shortages, bear a disproportionate burden of oral disease...
  5. Task Shifting and Blood Pressure Control in Ghana: A Cluster- Randomized Trial.
    GBENGA GODWIN OGEDEGBE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Socioeconomic barriers, lack of insurance coverage, and shortage of physicians limit the capacity of SSA countries to implement CVD prevention...
  6. Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System
    NANCY R contact KRESSIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will examine changes in health insurance coverage and health disparities during pre- and post-reform periods, and periods before and into the current economic ..
  7. Oral Health Disparities Among Medicaid Beneficiaries
    Sujha Subramanian; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Medicaid is an important source of insurance coverage for low-income racial and ethnic minorities, and also for the special needs populations...
  8. Effects of Health Insurance Coverage for Preventive Care: Evidence from Medicare
    Shailender Swaminathan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We anticipate that the findings arising from this project will help us anticipate the effects of key preventive health care measures put in place by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ..
  9. A Pediatric Quality Measurement Center and Testing Laboratory
    Jeffrey H Silber; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..outpatient care related to readmissions;(4) Develop and validate the duration and stability of child health insurance coverage measures;(5) Enhance the developmental screening core measure by adapting it for EHRs and linking screening ..
  10. Who Cares For Older Breast Cancer Surivors And How Does It Affect Quality?
    Jeanne Mandelblatt; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The cohort is representative of the US population of breast cancer patients in terms of race/ethnicity, insurance coverage and community settings of care;half would be considered low SES based on education and one-third live in ..
  11. The Short and Long Term Effects of Job and EArnings Losses on Health Outcomes
    TILL VON WACHTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..early retirement, increased job instability, as well as reductions in consumption and a loss in health insurance coverage. A long literature has demonstrated a strong correlation between earnings and employment and health...
  12. Investigating How to Change Systems of HIV Care to Support Smoking Cessation
    Julie E Maher; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Program (ADAP), known as CAREAssist, serves more than 2,100 low-income PLWH/A by assisting them with health insurance coverage and providing co-pays and prescription drugs...
  13. Drug Cost Containment Changes and Quality of Care for Mentally Ill Dual Enrollees
    Stephen B Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..provided by the applicant): Disabled, low income Americans who receive both Medicaid and Medicare insurance coverage (i.e., dual enrollees), represent one of the fastest growing segments of the Medicare population...
  14. Quantitation and Genotyping of HCV RNA by Time Resolved Lanthanide Luminescence
    Andrew M Arsham; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..particularly for the uninsured and underinsured - only 54% of HCV treatment candidates have any type of insurance coverage. Patients at Veterans Administration hospitals, urban Native American populations, and ethnic minorities in ..
  15. Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing over the Life Course and Across Generations
    Vicki A Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Health module: Including 15 minutes of survey questions on health status, health behaviors, health insurance coverage and health care costs. Linkages to the National Death Index and Medicare will be extended;2...
  16. Assisted Reproductive Technology &Risk of Childhood Cancer
    Logan G Spector; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the past two decades due to several reasons, including childbearing at older maternal ages and increasing insurance coverage. Studies have reported significantly higher risks of adverse perinatal outcomes in assisted- versus ..
  17. Improvements in Health Outcomes form Health Insurance Coverage
    BRADLEY JAMES HERRING; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This research project will focus on the causal effects of health insurance coverage on improved health outcomes - an increasingly policy relevant topic with the growing federal interest in ..
  18. Barriers to Alcohol, Drug and PTSD Treatment for Returning National Guard
    Roland S Moore; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., military and civilian employer screening procedures, lack of military confidentiality, insurance coverage, promotion policies and procedures, etc.) that impede treatment seeking in this population...
  19. Policy and Demographic Predictors of Medicaid Take-Up Among Non-Elderly Adults
    Benjamin D Sommers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of this project is to provide greater understanding of how Medicaid can be used to increase health insurance coverage among currently uninsured adults - either through expansions in eligibility, or higher take-up among already ..
  20. Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities
    Nancy R Kressin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S. today is that expanding health insurance coverage will improve access to health care, improve health outcomes, and make each more equitable for all Americans...
  21. Racial Disparities in Older Adults: Impact of Medicare Part D
    Joseph T Hanlon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Part D reduces racial disparities by increasing access to medication use which leads to better control of hypertension and IHD, then our study will inform other initiatives to expand insurance coverage to other vulnerable populations.
  22. ScanCap Reminder System in Partnership with Pharmacy Practice
    LAURA A DOWNEY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..which limits pharmacist's role to help patients with the device and complicates healthcare insurance coverage opportunities...
  23. Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcome in New York City
    David A Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..at the individual level from birth certificates (education, smoking status) and hospital discharge data (insurance coverage), and on an aggregate level for the Census Tract of residence (indices of SES)...
  24. Family Structure, Informal Care and Long-term Care Insurance
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This lack of insurance coverage has spurred public policy into action, with over half of all States offering tax breaks for private LTC ..
  25. Converting Public Health Insurance into Guideline-Concordant Mental Health Care
    MARGUERITE ELIZABETH BURNS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..simplification of state Medicaid enrollment and renewal requirements influences Medicaid or private health insurance coverage for adults with SMI and other disabilities...
  26. Health Care Financing over the Life Cycle:A Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis o
    JUERGEN JUNG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. health care system are the low health insurance coverage rates and the high costs of health care that threaten the solvency of American households and government...
  27. SES Disparities in Breast Cancer: Effect of Pharmaceutical Coverage
    Ann B Nattinger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in 2006 provides an opportunity to examine the hypothesis that the availability of pharmaceutical insurance coverage will reduce socioeconomic disparities with respect to the use of adjuvant hormonal and other oral medication ..
  28. BMT CTN 1101 Ancillary Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    Scott D Ramsey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..important projections of the budget impact of transplantation using these alternatives and, (2) assist with insurance coverage decisions that are in the best interest of both patients and payers working with limited resources...
  29. Exploring Oral Health and Insurance Issues Among Uninsured Children
    Angelia M Paschal; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..child care, language barriers, and lack of knowledge, in addition to challenges in accessing and maintaining insurance coverage, and the availability of dentists, will be used to explore barriers to accessing oral health care...
  30. Transplant Social Worker Support for Live Kidney Donation in African Americans
    LEIGH E BOULWARE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Transplant social workers are also well versed in the financial aspects of LDKT (e.g., insurance coverage rules) and frequently provide financial guidance to potential LDKT recipients and donors...
  31. Long-term Comparative Effectiveness of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Strategies
    HAWRE JALAL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..guidelines biologics are only offered if the patient can afford them either privately or through health insurance coverage. 3) Current comparative effectiveness research (CER) may not address the potential long-term benefits of ..
  32. Marriage, Families and Retirement
    Maximiliane E Szinovacz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..change in income, food security, depressive symptoms, health risk behaviors, self-rated health, health insurance coverage, and life expectations) of specific retirement transition processes for individuals and couples...
  33. The Science of Medicare Reform
    DANA P contact GOLDMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This extraordinarily popular program has brought universal health insurance coverage to the elderly and others who would otherwise lack access to needed health services...
  34. Racial Differences in BRCA1/2 Testing: Patients or Providers?
    Peter W Groeneveld; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in this area, we will test specific hypotheses about the contribution of health care related distrust and insurance coverage at the patient level and specific hypotheses about the contribution of attitudes towards innovation and ..
  35. The Impact of Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform on Critical Care Resource Uti
    Sarah M Lyon; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Massachusetts initiated statewide insurance reform in 2006 with the goal of near-universal insurance coverage, decreasing the rate of uninsured state residents from approximately 7...
  36. Moral Hazard and Long-Term Care Insurance
    RITA TAMARA KONETZKA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..area is that of moral hazard, or the additional use of services that can be attributed to long-term care insurance coverage. Existing research finds little evidence for moral hazard in the case of Medicaid-financed nursing home use, ..
  37. The Effects of State and Federal Insurance Policies on Quality of Care for Autism
    Douglas L Leslie; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..span the period 2001 through 2011, a time when many states implemented Medicaid waiver programs and passed insurance coverage mandates for ASD...
  38. Pharmacy Referral Intervention: IDU Access to Services
    Crystal M Fuller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..e., active planning to enter treatment, drug treatment entry);and (e) increased proportion with health insurance coverage;and [2] To evaluate the extent to which enhanced pharmacy services is more likely to show the following ..
  39. A Patient Advocate to improve real-world asthma management for inner city adults
    Andrea J Apter; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The PA facilitates scheduling, obtaining insurance coverage, overcoming patients'unique social and administrative barriers to carrying out medical advice, and ..
  40. A Patient Advocate and Literacy-Based Treatment of Asthma
    Andrea J Apter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..doctor, attend the visit, and afterwards confirm understanding as well as facilitate scheduling, obtaining insurance coverage, and overcoming other barriers to carrying out medical advice...
  41. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey
    MARY ALICE MCGEHEE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..contains questions about such topics as pregnancy intention, prenatal care, birth control, breastfeeding, insurance coverage, well-child care, and pregnancy intention, physical abuse The goal of Arkansas PRAMS is to reduce infant ..
  42. Patient Decision Making about Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
    CLARA NAN HI LEE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Its insurance coverage is mandated by federal law...
  43. Assessing a Medicaid Randomized Insurance Experiment within Community Clinics
    Jennifer E DeVoe; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This natural experiment is the first population-level randomization of insurance coverage since Rand6s 1971- 1982 experiment...
  44. The Effects of Private Health Insurance in Publicly Funded Programs
    MARY KATE BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..For a subset of beneficiaries with particular chronic conditions, we will examine the effects of insurance coverage on process of care...
  45. Parity, child mental health, and substance abuse
    ELLEN R MEARA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..for behavioral health services, and it will likely launch a significant restructuring of private and public insurance coverage for behavioral health treatments...
  46. Working with Cancer
    TAINYA CATHIA CLARKE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..be an important driver in examining changes in policies affecting employment-related health insurance and insurance coverage for cancer screening and treatment (as well as other workplace accommodations) for the increasing numbers of ..
  47. Health Insurance Navigators for the Low-Income Elderly
    Alex D Federman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..making;4) to develop and evaluate an intervention that applies the findings from Aims 1-3 to provide insurance coverage decision making support that is tailored to the individual's specific needs, and takes into account ..
  48. Reducing disparities in diabetes through expanded insurance coverage.
    Joshua A Salomon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..important gaps remain in the understanding of the expected population health effects of expanding insurance coverage, and especially regarding the likely impact on health disparities...
  49. Clinical and Social Implications of Cost Sharing for Cancer Drugs
    Yu Ning Wong; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..using rigorous epidemiologic, econometric and survey methods to examine the impact of prescription drug insurance coverage on cancer outcomes...
  50. Estimating Mental Health Expenditures Using National Household Survey Data
    Eric Slade; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The study's specific aims are: 1) to quantify, for subgroups defined by health condition category, insurance coverage, and age, the bias in MEPS estimates of annual expenditures for emergency department visits and inpatient ..
  51. The Impact of Long-Term Care Insurance
    Anthony Webb; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Previous research has focused on demand side factors that contribute to the low level of long- term care insurance coverage, with particular attention being given to Medicaid crowd- out...
  52. Virtual Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Maureen A Smith; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The University of Wisconsin is the only center in the US with large numbers of patients who have commercial insurance coverage for both VC and OC screening, uniquely positioning us to address these questions...
  53. The Effect of Health Insurance on Utilization and Outcomes: The Oregon Lottery
    AMY N FINKELSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the consequences of health insurance coverage is central to evaluating proposals to expand or modify health insurance coverage in the U.S...
  54. Does Parental Health Insurance Loss Affect Children's Access to Care?
    Jennifer E DeVoe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..OUTCOMES: We will measure how parental loss of insurance and other barriers to children's insurance coverage are associated with differences in children's health insurance enrollment rates, access to health care ..
  55. A Cognitive Behavioral Chronic Pain Workbook
    Kelly M Carpenter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The present project will develop a web-based CBT intervention for chronic low back pain which will be effective, convenient, private and available for low cost to patients regardless of location or insurance coverage.
  56. The Anticipatory Effects of Medicare Part D on Drug Utilization
    ABBY ELIZABETH ALPERT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law, which expanded the Medicare program to include voluntary insurance coverage for prescription drugs. This program, known as Part D, was implemented on January 1, 2006...
  57. What Does Health Insurance Do? Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Lottery
    AMY N FINKELSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Understanding the consequences of health insurance coverage is central to evaluating proposals to expand or modify health insurance coverage in the U.S...
  58. Service Transitions Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Paul Shattuck; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of entitlement for services as they age out of eligibility for special education;potential loss of health insurance coverage as they age out of eligibility for their parents'private insurance or public insurance programs;and the ..
  59. The Long Term Impact of Medicaid in Childhood on Health and Socio-Economic Status
    Michel H Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The goal of this project is to document the long term effects of health insurance coverage between ages 0 and 5 on health, income, and educational attainment at ages 19-43, using Medicaid as a case ..
  60. Medicaid Policy, Coverage, and Access to Care Among Low-Income Americans Under He
    Benjamin D Sommers; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..environment in which health reform will be implemented, and to explore the effects of health reform on insurance coverage and access to care among low-income Americans...
  61. Precursors of first-episode psychosis in a population-based sample
    Gregory E Simon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..4) Examine sources of health insurance coverage at first diagnosis of psychotic disorder and subsequent lapses in coverage in order to inform the design of ..
  62. Technologically Enhanced Community Health Worker (CHW) Delivery of Personalized D
    MARY ELLEN MICHELE HEISLER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..often inaccessible to inner-city minority diabetic adults with low health literacy and numeracy, poor or no insurance coverage, and limited English proficiency (LEP)...
  63. Implementation of Federal Mental Health Parity
    Colleen L Barry; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The U.S. Congress aimed to eliminate these differences in insurance coverage with the passage of the MHPAE Act. It is expected to affect insurance coverage for 140 million Americans...
  64. CONVENTIONAL INFERTILITY THERAPY VS FAST TRACK TO IVF
    Richard Reindollar; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Costs and insurance coverage have a direct effect on access to infertility services and the choice of treatment...
  65. A Cohort Study of Active and Passive Smoking in Korea
    Jonathan Samet; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..study of active and passive smoking and risk for cancer and other diseases among persons receiving health insurance coverage through the Korean Medical Insurance Corporation (KMIC)...
  66. Care Choices and Costs for Low Back Pain
    Sylvia Kuo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..episode and choice of initial provider controlling for patient demographic, clinical characteristics, and insurance coverage type, and by using local supply of chiropractors as an instrument to control for initial provider choice ..
  67. Advanced Reproductive Technology and Infant Health
    Marianne Bitler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG); (2) investigate the impacts of ART use and of state-mandated insurance coverage of infertility treatment on the number of births, maternal age at birth, and the incidence of multiple ..
  68. ETHNIC MATCHING AND USE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
    Lonnie Snowden; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..variables (client gender, age, marital status, education, employment), access variables (client income, insurance coverage; clinician gender, age, professional status, years training), and need (GAS rating and DSM III-R diagnosis)? ..
  69. Efficacy of The Ketogenic Diet
    John Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..There were difficulties with recruitment due to our requirement that children must have insurance coverage and transportation to Hopkins prior to recruitment for the study...
  70. EFFECTIVENESS OF RETROSPECTIVE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW
    BRIAN STROM; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..older Americans, including all Medicaid enrollees and seventy- five percent of all people with prescription insurance coverage. This is despite the complete absence of rigorous evidence indicating that DUR is effective in either ..
  71. Healthcare Access for Children of the Working Poor
    Sylvia Guendelman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In an effort to minimize these disparities, California has recently expanded health insurance coverage for eligible working poor children and their parents...
  72. Disparities in Child & Family Health Care Expenditures
    Paul Newacheck; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..among children and families with different racial/ethnic characteristics? 3) To what extent does health insurance coverage mediate these disparities? and 4) To what extent have there been changes since 1977 in disparities in out-of-..
  73. PUPILLOMETRIC SLEEPINESS IN TREATED SLEEP DISORDERS
    Joan Shaver; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..sleepiness measures that are labor intensive, time-consuming, expensive and receive limited health insurance coverage. As people become sleepy, their pupils oscillate widely and decrease in size...
  74. Sociodemographics and HRQL: Mapping the SF-12 and EQ-5D
    Erica Lubetkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..specific sociodemographic variables, including income and education, age, gender, race/ethnicity, and health insurance coverage; (b) to summarize the population decrement in HRQL (health status burden) associated with income and ..
  75. Modeling Adherence to Psychotherapy for Depression
    Gregory Simon; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Administrative data (insurance claims, insurance coverage, provider performance) and provider survey data will be used to measure key predictors of psychotherapy ..
  76. MEASURING THE QUALITY OF CARE FOR HIGH RISK INFANTS
    Jeannette Rogowski; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..condition for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program, which provides income support and health insurance coverage for disabled children...
  77. Health Care Use & Expenditures for Gynecologic Care
    Kristen Kjerulff; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In addition, little attention has been paid to the effects of socioeconomic factors such as patient income, insurance coverage, and ethnicity on health care utilization and expenditures for these conditions...
  78. INFORMATION NEEDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CANCER PATIENTS
    Alicia Matthews; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..sociopsychological characteristics of the patient, including SES (education and type of employment), type of insurance coverage, disease related factors, and coping style and resources; 5) whether the patient sought and received a ..
  79. Improving Dispute Resolution in Health Care
    David Studdert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Its goal is to describe and analyze denials of insurance coverage within a managed care population, with a particular focus on how vulnerable enrollees (e.g...
  80. Certified Safe Farm Evaluating Health Insurance Claims
    Kelley Donham; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..farmers into the CSF program who are members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and have Wellmark health insurance coverage through Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. 2...
  81. Transitioning to Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare
    OLIVIA MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..retirement prospects of baby boomers, including issues of saving shortfalls, retirement wealth, health insurance coverage, and midlife health...
  82. State Mental Health Policy-Making under Managed Care
    Christopher Erb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..with mental illness, due largely to limited knowledge about mental diseases, stigma, and inadequacies in insurance coverage (Mechanic, 2002)...