Navigation Links
Medical debt keeps rising, new report shows
Date:2/6/2012

Hard hit by one of the worst recessions in nearly a century, hundreds of thousands of Californians lost insurance coverage across the state as employers shed jobs and the health plans that came with those jobs, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Among the most alarming trends resulting from the so-called Great Recession: a significant jump in California's already high rate of residents with medical debt.

In 2009, 2.6 million non-elderly Californians had some kind of medical debt an increase of 400,000 since 2007, the new "State of Health Insurance in California" report shows.

The report, published every two years with grant funding from The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation, uses the latest data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to paint a comprehensive picture of health insurance trends, access and coverage status for California's more than 37 million residents.

The report found that medical debt was highest among those uninsured all of the year (of whom 18.4 percent had debt) and among those uninsured for part of the year (23.2 percent). But even 9.1 percent of those with employment-based coverage reported some kind of medical debt.

"No Californian should have to take on debt to pay medical bills or go without access to health care just because they lost their job," said Shana Alex Lavarreda, lead author of the report and director of health insurance studies a the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "As this recession has so clearly shown us, linking health care to a volatile job market puts us all at risk."

Yet the report also discusses the potential positive implications of health care reform on California's uninsured population.

"This data clearly indicates the need for successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act," said Dr. Robert K. Ross, CEO and president of The California Endowment. "
'/>"/>

Contact: Gwen Driscoll
gdriscoll@ucla.edu
310-794-0930
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. TheReliefPlace.com Launches Online Store “The Relief Shop” - What Does this Medical Supply Store Carry and How Can They Help You?
2. Medical Transcription Services and EHR Provider MxSecure Launches New Enhanced Website with Goal of Improved Physician Productivity
3. Medical Training School, Pima Medical Institute Offering First Bachelor's Degree Program
4. FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans
5. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
6. University of Virginia Health System Medical Laboratories Selects Sunquest's Specimen Collection Solution
7. Medical Imaging Northwest Completes Phase I of Its Healthcare IT Integration to Maintain Patient Care Improvements
8. Centene Corporation Hosts Medical Management Systems Update in New York City
9. CelebrityDiagnosis.com Nominated as Best New Medical Blog of 2009
10. Medical Malpractice Survivors Urge President Obama to Keep Tort Reform out of Health Insurance Bill
11. Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, conferred by the Feinstein ... award will be given on June 9 at the ... scientific presentations by Dr. O,Shea and other prominent researchers. ... , The award, which includes a $50,000 prize from ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed a ... living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails ... professor of agricultural and biological engineering, used gold nanoparticles ... known as BRCA1 messenger RNA splice variants, which can ... number of these mRNA splice variants in a cell ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... testosterone falls below normal levels are more likely to ... heart disease and type 2 diabetes. A new simple ... testing and possible treatment is described in an article ... publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article ... Health website at http://www.liebertpub.com/jmh . ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... As evidence mounts showing the potential health benefits of ... people are taking supplements. And the chemical industry is ... supplements, health effects could deter growth, so the industry ... claims, according to the cover story in Chemical ... of the American Chemical Society. , Melody M. Bomgardner, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... scientists led by a researcher from the Cancer Science ... of Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell ... possibility of developing new drugs for the treatment of ... research group, led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, Research ... time that a cancer-specific variant of a cell surface ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine 2Health News:Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3
... Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) is an independent, reliable ... breathing disorder and daytime sleepiness on a teenagers academic ... 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. , The study, ... in Buenos Aires, Argentina, focused on 2,884 students, whose ...
... VA As the obesity epidemic grows in ... far reaching health concerns for overweight children. Sleep-disordered ... ranging in severity from snoring to obstructive sleep ... and African- American, according to a new study ...
... California,s,stem cell agency is inviting for-profit companies ... the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights,(FTCR) noted ... to scrutinize the awards process to prevent abuse., ... has just,issued calls for applications for two types ...
... Association (USGA) awarded a $20,000 matching grant to Marianjoy,Rehabilitation ... and the creation of a golf program at Marianjoy,for ... USGA has supported programs that bring the game,of golf ... Golf Pro,who leads the Winter Therapeutic Golf Clinics at ...
... Front Needs of Families of Fallen Service Members -, ... to the Nevada National Guard Patriots Fund, which will,support families ... Scott Celley, vice president of external affairs at TriWest, ... p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.,4 on the Flightline of the Nevada ...
... of relationships between parents and their adult children improve ... researcher has found. , Karen Fingerman, an associate professor ... Consumer and Family Sciences, examined relationships adults 70 and ... offspring. The parents in the study also suffered either ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PDSS reliable in measuring impact of sleep disorders on teens' academic performance 2Health News:Childhood sleep-disordered breathing disproportionately affects obese and African-Americans 2Health News:Close Scrutiny Needed as First Stem Cell Grants Offered to For-Profit Companies, Consumers Say 2Health News:Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Therapeutic Golf Program Receives a $20,000 Matching Grant From the USGA 2Health News:TriWest Contributes $25,000 to Nevada National Guard 2Health News:Aging improves parent, child relationships, research shows 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. ... need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and ... could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender ... VPHM).   As a result of the waiver, the ... to complete the tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb the spread of "superbugs" ... transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal lamp manufactured by ... time. In order to prevent EMS paramedics and ... West Palm Beach Fire Rescue is the first ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... 2011 Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT) ( ... subsidiary Antigen Express, Inc. ( www.antigenexpress.com ) presented ... with an off-the-shelf immunotherapeutic cancer vaccine, AE37, in ... Sixth Annual ImVacS: The Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Summit ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN ) today announced that clinical ... will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Retina ... 22, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentations ... Phase 3 VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 Studies Comparing VEGF ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Provides Update on Phase 2 Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Program 2Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Provides Update on Phase 2 Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Program 3Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Provides Update on Phase 2 Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Program 4Regeneron Announces Clinical Presentations at ASRS 2011 Annual Meeting 2Regeneron Announces Clinical Presentations at ASRS 2011 Annual Meeting 3
... The Kisses tag is part of ... the Hugs system. The Kisses tag ... after it has been bonded with ... baby. he two tags remain electronically ...
The PDC Smart® Key Fob can be programmed on demand using a 13.56 MHz RFID reader/writer and is ideal for long-term use applications such as electronic access control or loyalty programs....
... VeriMed can provide healthcare professionals witha ... or shecant speak, cant remember, oris ... to affected individuals. The application can ... obtain a comparable level of care ...
... component of the Hugs system ... staff in matching infants with ... hospital. With the Kisses ... effective and electronic enhancement to ...
Medicine Products: