Recent parolees, a population in dire in need of improved medical care, could be among those poised to benefit most from the Affordable Care Act come Jan. 1.
Month: December 2013
California is two years into an historic reform of its criminal justice policy, shifting low-level offenders from state prison to county custody. The change has resulted in 18,000 inmates going free who, in past years, would have been behind bars. Now a new study suggests that this change has led to a significant increase in auto theft. How should the state respond?
California’s innovative concept in skilled nursing care, The Green House Project, is intended to foster an environment for older adults to thrive. As described by Green House founder Dr. Bill Thomas, the difference in these new facilities is simple: “Love matters.”
A new report finds that six out of ten (4.2 million) uninsured African Americans who may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace might qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums. According to the report, if all states took advantage of new opportunities to expand Medicaid many more African-Americans would be covered.
How a public health advocate lured the sedentary into exercise.
A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University suggests that taxing sugar-sweetened beverages could decrease consumption and result in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, particularly among low-income Hispanic and African-American Californians.
Ben Hall, a self-employed musician and music teacher living in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, pays for his own health insurance — $185 a month to Anthem. He’s also one of the millions of Americans who recently received a letter in the mail from his insurance provider canceling his plan at the end of the year because it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for coverage set forth by the Affordable Care Act.
A new report by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that while measles has been eliminated in the United States, people continue to bring the disease to the U.S. from foreign countries.
The Affordable Care Act is likely to provide health coverage for about six million legal immigrants who have not been able to get coverage previously, according to an issue brief by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, in Washington, D.C.
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health finds that the more maternity leave time a woman takes after giving birth the less likely she will be to suffer from postpartum depression.