Melanie Haiken

Bio

Specialties:

  • healthcare

Location:

  • San Rafael, CA

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.

    Once the law -- s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15.

    For most people, it will be the last chance to select an ACA marketplace health plan ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some insurance companies may be using high-dollar pharmacy co-pays to flout the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) mandate against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing health problems, Harvard researchers claim.

    These insurers may have structur...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweetening Medicaid payments to primary-care providers does make appointments for first-time patients more widely available, a new study suggests.

    The finding offers what the researchers say is the first evidence that one of the aims of O...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although problems persist, more Americans had significantly less trouble getting and paying for needed medical care in 2014, as the health insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in, a new survey suggests.

    The number of working-a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who received expanded Medicaid benefits as children contribute more in taxes, were more likely to attend college, and have a lower risk of premature death, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the tax returns of nearly all people born...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on medical research is waning in the United States, and this trend could have dire consequences for patients, physicians and the health care industry as a whole, a new analysis reveals.

    America is losing ground to Asia, the research show...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of uninsured patient visits to community health centers, new research suggests.

    Community health centers provide primary-care services to low-income populations. Under ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends.

    The drugs in question are a class of medications called benzodiazepines. This class includes drugs such a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment through the federal health marketplace surged last week as the deadline for signing up for a health plan with a Jan. 1 effective date came to a close.

    Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 12, almost 2.5 million individuals selected a health plan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents don't think their teen and young adult children are able to manage their own health care, a new survey finds.

    The nationwide poll of parents of children ages 13 to 30 found that a large number believe children should stop ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults are using certain types of preventive care since the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," went into effect in the United States, according to a new study.

    Significant increases were seen in the numbers of 19- to 2...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting medical residents' work hours hasn't reduced death rates, hospital readmission rates or outcomes of surgery, two new studies find.

    "The work-hour restrictions have been controversial because there have been questions whether they are posit...Full Article