The executive leadership of the American Institute of Physics and seven of its Member Societies have joined more than 1,500 other leaders in signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, recommitting their organizations to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The pledge, currently signed by CEOs across 85 industries, was created by CEO Action for Racial Equality, a fellowship to advance racial equity through public policy.
The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for low-income people appears to lead to earlier diagnosis of colon cancer, enhanced access to care, and improved surgical care for patients with this common cancer.
States where Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act have seen a measurable increase in the early detection of cancer and reduced late-stage cancer incidence, according to the results of a new study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The study showed that health insurance expansions increased early-stage cancer diagnoses, while rates of late-stage cancer decreased.
A Rutgers health policy expert is available to discuss the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme…
Removing out-of-pocket costs for contraception may help reduce the income-related disparities that play such a significant role in unintended pregnancies, a new Michigan Medicine-led study suggests.
Joel. C. Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, is available to…
Researchers Find that Expansion of Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act Improved Maternal Health for Low-Income Women
The period of time before pregnancy is critically important for the health of a woman and her infant, yet not all women have access to health insurance during this time. New research finds that the expansion of Medicaid for many states under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a positive impact on a variety of indicators of maternal health prior to conception.
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Birth Control Coverage Under Obamacare
Professor Lena Merjanian, a reproductive health expert and gynecologist at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson…
n the years after 2014, when the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces were established, low-income patients who underwent a surgical procedure saved an average of $601 in out-of-pocket spending and $968 in premium spending per year, compared to before the marketplaces existed. Those low-income patients also had a 35% lower chance of having catastrophic levels of household medical spending.
However, for middle-income patients, spending levels were about the same before and after the marketplaces began.
Interest rates on healthcare municipal bonds significantly decreased due to the ACA, according to a study from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.