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Insured rate dips again, to 9.4% in 2018

Brief Published May 10, 2019 Dive Brief: More than 1.1 million Americans lost health coverage in 2018, according to Centers for Disease Control’s National Health Interview Survey. The total number of uninsured Americans increased to 30.4 million, up from 29.3 million in 2017. Among surveyed adults aged 18-64, CDC found 13.3% were uninsured, 19.4% had… Read More »

Spending dips on health care for the Medicare elderly: Improvements in cardiovascular care for elderly save billions in health care costs – Science Daily

Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular disease, a new Harvard study has found. Led by David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, a team of researchers showed… Read More »