Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD

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  • 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

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

    MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a fraction of Americans will pay federal tax penalties in 2016 for not having health insurance, new projections show.

    Although an estimated 30 million people will still be uninsured in 2016, only 4 million are expected to pay penalties, accor...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics became much more likely to take their heart medicines after Medicare's prescription drug benefit plan was launched in 2006. But there was only a small increase seen among black patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. govern...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 80 percent of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records, new government statistics show.

    By 2012, almost 72 percent of physicians had made the change, compared to just under 35 percent in 2007, accor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients covered by Medicaid do worse than those with private insurance, according to a new study.

    Compared to patients with private insurance, those covered by Medicaid were more than twice as likely to die within a month of surgery. Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare spent at least $1.9 billion in 2009 on 26 types of tests and procedures that offer patients few or no health benefits, a new study says.

    At least one in four Medicare patients received at least one of these services in 2009, according to t...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a pushy patient, a new survey shows.

    "Old habits are hard to break, but this research suggests tha...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A significant majority of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have completed the final step of enrollment by paying their first month's premium, insurers will tell a Congressional committee on Wednesday.

    In...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcyclist deaths in the United States appear to have decreased 7 percent in 2013, which would make it only the second year since 1997 in which there has been a decline, a new report shows.

    However, that drop may have been due to bad riding weath...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Providing greater access to health insurance led to a decline in deaths, according to a new study of Massachusetts' health-reform law.

    Massachusetts passed comprehensive health reform in 2006, providing a model for the Affordable Care Act -- dubbed...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sheri Samotin, a California-based patient advocate, knows the ins and outs of health insurance, including how to find a participating physician.

    But when first navigating the new health insurance options that had sprung from the Affordable Care Act,...Full Article