Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.

    And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for most doctors remained flat or declined in recent years, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act are sharply divided along political lines, a new study finds.

    Democratic voters are strongly in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the researchers. Almost three-quarters of Dem...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined the average prices paid by preferred provider organizations (PPOs) for patient visits to medical practice...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.

    For example, in July ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

    Study Backs Routine Cancer Gene Testing for Many Jewish Women

    Routine screening for breast and ovarian cancer-causing gene mutations should ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide scandal -- were caused by delays in care.

    A draft report from the VA's Office of Inspector Gen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with job-based health insurance will face costlier deductibles next year as more large employers embrace or expand so-called consumer-directed health plans, a new survey finds.

    The shift to high-deductible, consumer-directed health...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of young American adults getting mental health treatment has risen since the rule on dependent coverage went into effect with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds.

    That key provision ensures that those aged 19 to 25 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principle

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.

    The biggest gains came in states that expanded eligibility for Medicaid, the federal insurance program ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a wild day for Obamacare, two federal appeals courts arrived at completely different conclusions Tuesday on the use of financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website exchang

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a bombshell ruling that could potentially play havoc with Obamacare, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance though the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange are

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new U.S. reports suggest it's possible that people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on the federal government's health care website -- or state websites in California and Connecticut -- may not have been eligible for th

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.

    On a positive note, fewer Americans were uninsured in 2013 tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who survive cancer are likely to face a lifelong drain on their finances as they pay for mounting medical expenses year after year, a new government report finds.

    According to the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...Full Article