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Cancer patients without health insurance had significantly worse survival than Medicare beneficiaries

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center lung cancer researcher Gerard Silvestri, M.D., found that a lack of insurance leads to worse cancer survival than for those with Medicare, in a paper published in the May issue of Health Affairs.
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Uninsured cancer patients 60-64 face worse outcomes than Medicare beneficiaries aged 66-69

Research shows that a lack of insurance leads to worse cancer outcomes for patients 60-64 compared to Medicare beneficiaries aged 66-69. This work highlights the fact that many people cannot take advantage of potentially lifesaving treatments due to the high costs.
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I'm an accountant for ultra-wealthy people in Florida. Here's what surprises my clients most about their taxes - and what I love about my job.

Financial advisors for the uber-wealthy often work on tax forms year-round. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Paul Wieseneck is a financial advisor and accountant based in Palm Beach, Florida. He has over 50 years of tax experience managing the unique needs and requests taxes of the ultra-wealthy. Here's what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. See more stories on Insider's business page. I've been a certified public accountant for 50 years and currently work at ...
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Patient satisfaction scores vary by insurance status, shows urology clinic data

For patients seen at a urology clinic, patient satisfaction scores vary by insurance status - with higher scores for patients on Medicare and commercial insurance, but lower scores for those on Medicaid, reports a study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA).
Tags: Health, Medicare, Medicaid

Pursuit of stolen U-Haul begins in Buena Park, ends with fire in Bellflower

LOS ANGELES — A man driving an allegedly stolen U-Haul box truck and towing a trailer was arrested early Tuesday after leading authorities on a two-hour chase through Orange and Los Angeles counties that ended with the truck in flames. The man was taken into custody shortly before 7 a.m. after he exited the westbound 91 Freeway in Bellflower, stopped the vehicle and ran off — jumping some fences and walls before his arrest. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which had spread to the truck’s ca...
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Medicare Requires Nursing Homes to Report COVID Vaccinations

Medicare says it will require nursing homes to report COVID-19 vaccination rates for residents and staff, in what officials hope will be an incentive for facilities to keep giving shots even as the worst ravages of the pandemic ease.
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How do you rate your medical care? Your answer might be affected by your insurance

For patients seen at a urology clinic, patient satisfaction scores vary by insurance status - with higher scores for patients on Medicare and commercial insurance, but lower scores for those on Medicaid, reports a study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Tags: Science, Medicare, Medicaid, Lippincott, American Urological Association AUA

Senior Living: Trouble managing money may be an early sign of dementia

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News After Maria Turner’s minivan was totaled in a crash a dozen years ago, she grew impatient waiting for the insurance company to process the claim. One night, she saw a red pickup truck on eBay for $20,000. She thought it was just what she needed. She clicked “buy it now” and went to bed. The next morning, she got an email about arranging delivery. Only then did she remember what she’d done. Making such a big purchase with no forethought and then forgetting...
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U.S. Birthrate Hits Another All-Time Low

One of the interesting statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census was their finding that the U.S. birthrate hit an all-time low in 2010.   At the time, demographers tended to blame this on the great recession and many forecast birthrates would increase as the economy got stronger. But fertility rates didn't improve.  In fact, they got worse and steadily declined from the all-time low of 1.72 in 2010 to a new all-time low of 1.64 in 2020.   Key quote from the Washington Post's U.S. birthrate fa...
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Gunman kills 6, himself at a birthday party shooting in Colorado Springs, authorities say

A man killed six people and then himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs early Sunday, according to police. The shooting happened just after midnight in the 2800 block of Preakness Way in the Canterbury Mobile Home Park, Lt. James Sokolik said in a news release. Investigators believe the shooter, who has not been publicly identified, was the boyfriend of a woman at the party. “He drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life,” Sok...
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There's a simple way Congress can make birth control easier to access and improve women's health

Nearly one in 10 women ages 18-25 say they delayed or were not able to get their birth control due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AntonioGuillem/ Getty Images Because of COVID-19, telehealth has become more commonplace and accessible. Allowing women to get and refill birth control prescriptions via text or phone would increase accessibility. Lawmakers must make their constituents' continued access to basic birth control through telehealth a key focus. Liz Meyerdirk is the CEO of The Pill ...
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Los Angeles could see nearly 350 homicides in 2021 after deadly first 4 months

The tide of murders and shooting violence that swelled as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Los Angeles hasn’t ebbed much, with the pace of killings on track to nearly equal last year’s total. As of May 3, there had been at least 115 homicides in L.A. in 2021, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s data. If the current trend holds, the city would see around 340 killings by year’s end, just under the 350 last year, the largest death toll in more than a decade. And the pace could quicken ...
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Porter Ranch doctor arrested on suspicion of Medicare fraud totaling $6 million

A Porter Ranch woman is facing criminal charges of creating phony home health care certifications that led to more than $6 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare, federal authorities announced Friday, May 7. Lilit Gagikovna Baltaian, 58, who was arrested Thursday, fraudulently certified patients to receive care from four separate home health agencies, two in Glendale and two in Panorama City, federal authorities said. Those agencies would then file claims for reimbursement with Medicare for ...
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Healthcare startup's 'most painless' funding environment

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Megan Hernbroth, the startups and venture capital reporter for our healthcare team. Here's what happened this week in healthcare news:Here's a pitch deck that one founder used in the 'most painless fundraise of all time';Startups are banking on Medicare's direct-contracting program; and CVS enters the VC game with a new $100 million fund.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments, dog pictures? Send them my ...
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Australia news live: NSW reports no new local Covid cases; part of ABC’s Christian Porter defamation defence to be suppressed for now

Scott Morrison says India travel ban will not be extended and has committed to three repatriation flights before the end of May. Follow latest updatesNSW has no new local coronavirus casesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 3.23am BST Psychologists are calling for Medicare to be expanded so new parents receive better mental health...
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Amazon just became another company's healthcare provider

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Blake Dodge, and today in healthcare news:Amazon Care has its first client;Startups are betting on a new Medicare program;Vida Health grabs $110 million from General Atlantic and other investors.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips about big tech-in-healthcare? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @dodgeblake. Amazon Care Amazon just signed its first employer client for its medical-care business Amazon'...
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The risks of privatization in the Medicaid and Medicare programs

Increasingly, two of the largest publicly supported healthcare programs, Medicaid and Medicare, are administered by for-profit insurance companies. The privatization of the Medicaid long-term care programs has been implemented largely through state managed care contracts with insurance companies to administer Medicaid LTC funds. Medicare privatization has been similarly implemented through contracts with insurance companies in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Privatization, without rigorous ...
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10 overlooked medical expenses that could make it worth itemizing tax deductions

You need to follow your doctors' practice of keeping track of your medical records. Your documentation of your health care treatments and costs could pay off as valuable tax deductions. Most taxpayers used the standard deduction even before 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made it even more appealing by essentially doubling the amounts. Still, millions of filers every year find that claiming itemized deductions gives them a better tax result. And medical expenses tend to be a big reason why t...
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'Gray divorce' - getting divorced later in life - is on the rise. Here's how an attorney says you should handle separation when you're older.

"Gray divorce," also known as "silver splitter" or "diamond divorce," refers to the increasing trend of late-in-life divorces. Kupicoo/Getty Images Nicole Sodoma is the founder of a family and separation law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. She says 'gray divorce' may be caused by factors like longer life expectancy and financial independence. Older couples should consider division of retirement benefits and marital estates in the separation process. See more stories on Insider...
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Despite Drug Industry Claims, Higher List Prices Do Mean Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs for Many Patients

New research suggests that as the list price of brand name drugs rise, so do out-of-pocket medical costs for these drugs—at least for some patients. This is counter to a common industry claim that patients aren’t affected by list price increases. The study found a link between list prices rising and out-of-pocket…Read more...
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CVS raises outlook on COVID-19, Medicare products

CVS Health beat Wall Street expectations and after releasing projections earlier this year that disappointed analysts, a new outlook Tuesday exceeds those levels.
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‘Your mouth becomes a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist

Pandemic job cuts have meant many people have no insurance to pay for dental work – and the poorest are hardest hitMaureen Haley, 66, lost her home in Florida in the wake of the 2008 recession. She now lives in a camper near Greensboro, North Carolina, relying on social security and Medicare to make ends meet and pay for healthcare.But Haley has problems with her teeth, and cannot afford to see a dentist to have them fixed. Continue reading...
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Hassan, Shaheen, Support Expansion of Telehealth Services

A bill supported by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire would expand coverage of telehealth services through Medicare and permanently remove geographic restrictions on them.
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Democrats Must Find Narrow Path to Curb High Medicine Prices

President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they’ve been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration.
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CVS and Walgreens have wasted more COVID vaccine doses than most state agencies combined

By Joshua Eaton and Rachana Pradhan | Kaiser Health News                                                                                                 Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, three months into the country’s effort to vaccin...
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Democrats Seek Narrow Path to Rein in Cost of Medicines

President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they’ve been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration.
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Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

A UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of "low value" by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -; at a cost of $478 million per year.
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In poisoned Montana town, Warren Buffett-owned railroad accuses clinic of Medicare fraud

Patricia Denny and her husband, Jeff, had hoped to one day get an RV and travel the country. Instead, Jeff has been forced into retirement at age 54 by a lung disease caused by the asbestos that's polluted the small town of Libby, Montana, for decades.
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Nearly $500M a year in Medicare costs goes to 7 services with no net health benefits

A UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of "low value" by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- at a cost of $478 million per year.
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Biden is betting big with plans to remake America. Here are 6 takeaways from Biden's speech.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Doug Mills/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. Biden called for an ambitious pandemic economic recovery plan focused on jobs, infrastructure, and childcare. He also called for changes to immigration and foreign ...
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