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Medicare & Politics

Wednesday, Oct 12 2016
KEY FINDINGS:
  • In the wake of the news about the increase in cost for the Epinephrine injection, the majority (77 percent) of Americans say prescription drug costs are unreasonable, up slightly from 72 percent a year ago.
Sunday, Oct 09 2016

Zika is a virus transmitted primarily by mosquitos; it can also be spread through sexual contact, from mother to child, and via blood transfusion. In 2015, Zika was reported for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. Zika infection during pregnancy has been linked to microcephaly and other serious birth defects.

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

Reproductive health is an essential element of women’s healthcare. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) greatly expanded coverage for these services for millions of women.  Access and availability of abortion services and federal payments for contraceptive providers, however, have emerged as key issues in this year’s presidential election.

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

In recent years, the use of prescription painkillers for nonmedical purposes, as well as drugs derived from opium (such as heroin), has emerged as a major public health issue. In 2013, 1 in 20 nonelderly adults used opioids for nonmedical purposes.

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

Prescription drugs are the third largest  area of U.S. health spending, and a main driver of growth. New drugs, which require significant research and development (R&D) investments, receive a period of patent protection and market exclusivity.

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program that provides coverage to 57 million seniors and younger adults with permanent disabilities. Four issues related to Medicare have emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

Medicaid is the nation’s main public health insurance program for people with low incomes covering about 70 million Americans. 

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set new standards for virtually all private health plans, including a prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions and a requirement for private plans to extend dependent coverage to the age of 26. 

Sunday, Oct 09 2016

While health care has not been central to the 2016 Presidential campaign, the election’s outcome will be a major determining factor in the country’s future health care policy. A number of issues have garnered media attention, including the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rising prescription drug costs, and the opioid epidemic.

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll:

KEY FINDINGS:
  • In the wake of the news about the increase
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Clinton vs Trump Stand on Zika

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Reproductive health is an essential element of women’s

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In recent years, the use of prescription painkillers for

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Prescription drugs are the third largest  area of U.S.

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Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program that

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Medicaid is the nation’s main public health insurance

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set new standards for

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