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Health Insurance Coverage, Doctor-Patient Relationship, and Health Care Utilization

A recent study published in Preventive Medicine Reports explored the effect of health insurance coverage and doctor-patient relationships on the likelihood that an individual would receive diagnostic tests for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 426 more words

Health Disparities

My name is Eunice: Poverty and Public Health

This week was my first week of residency orientation. As a part of the orientation we participated in a poverty simulation. We walked into the room we had been sitting in for the last 4 days, but it looked different. 1,397 more words

Annual Dworkin Lecture Focuses on Social Determinants

When Paul Dworkin, MD, formed Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, he stepped down from serving as physician-in-chief of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a position he held for 15 years. 711 more words

Promoting Health

Pills, Pills, Pills

Dear Ontario Government

I want to thank you for paying for my pills

all my ARVs, narcotics, opiates and benzodiazepines

because I know that you mean well… 97 more words

A Patient Voice

Family and population

My daughter is pregnant. This is a much wanted and hard-fought-for baby, and the prospective parents are very happy. I wish then all the joy in the world, and the best outcomes for their baby. 726 more words

Three-Year Impacts of the Affordable Care Act: Improved Medical Care and Health Among Low-Income Adults

The following comes from a Commonwealth Fund summary of research first published in Health Affairs Web.

Low-income adults in Arkansas and Kentucky who obtained coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion had better access to primary care and preventive health services, lower out-of-pocket costs, improved medication compliance, and improved self-reported health status than did low-income adults in Texas, which did not expand Medicaid. 316 more words

Social Determinants Of Health