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Does health insurance coverage fall when nonprofit insurers become for-profits?

In exchange for tax exemptions, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) health insurers were expected to provide health insurance to the "bad risks," those for whom coverage was unavailable from other insurers. I present evidence that five years after a BCBS plan converted to for-profit status, the probability of having insurance was 1.4 percentage points higher, a 9% reduction in the uninsured. The increase in coverage does not mask reductions among populations often targeted by public policies. However, there i...

Key decisions from BVA Council.

It was a busy agenda for the first BVA Council meeting of the Association year, as BVA's Head of Policy and Governance Amelia Findon reports.

Is early postnatal growth velocity, a proxy of minipubertal androgen action, related to adult second-to-fourth digit (2D:4D) ratios in men? A test in Cebu, Philippines.

The ratio of the length of the second to the fourth digit (2D:4D) of the hand is often used as an index of prenatal androgen exposure but it might also be affected by androgens during "minipuberty," a period of temporarily high testosterone (T) production in the first few months of life. To examine this, we tested the prediction that men with lower 2D:4D ratios had greater weight growth velocities during the first months of life-a metric recently shown to correlate with concurrent T levels.

2017 Corporate Council Members - Platinum Level.

Opioids, Part 1: Health Insurers Pushed To Take Steps To Curb the Epidemic.

Blame for the epidemic has focused on drugmakers, drug wholesalers, and physicians who prescribed opioids too liberally. This fall, fingers pointed at health insurers. Investigative reporting showed that coverage policies that restricted access to less addictive medications might have helped fueled the epidemic.

AOS COUNCIL 2016-2017.

ACA Marketplace premiums and competition among hospitals and physician practices.

To examine the association between annual premiums for health plans available in Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) and the extent of competition and integration among physicians and hospitals, as well as the number of insurers.

The choice of facilitators in medical tourism.

The study identified which of the four facilitators (themselves, agents, insurers, or doctors) consumers are most likely to use when they travel for various medical procedures. A survey conducted between 2011 and 2014 yielded 964 responses. The multinomial logistic regression results showed that being 51-64 years old was positively related to going on their own or using agents to arrange for knee replacements. Having a high school education or less was positively linked to using both agents and insurers to ...

Evolution of Otology and Neurotology Education in the United States.

: A brief history of the evolution of Otology and Neurotology training in the United States is presented. The development of the Neurotology Fellowship accreditation process by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Education and the certification of neurotology fellows by the American Board of Otolaryngology is outlined.

Availability of Life Support Equipment and its Utilization by Ambulance Drivers.

An effective ambulance is a vital requirement for providing an emergency medical service. Well-equipped ambulances with trained paramedics can save many lives during the golden hours of trauma care. The objective was to document the availability and utilization of basic life support equipment in the ambulances and to assess knowledge on first aid among the drivers.

Building Better Policies.

Balances left on medical bills and unwarranted changes to medication: Those are just two of the ways in which health insurers can and do make life difficult for patients and physicians throughout Texas. Two bills that TMA backed in the 85th Texas legislative session - and that earned Gov. Greg Abbott's signature - won't eradicate those problems in Texas. But they should create some relief from the headaches that those two issues have caused throughout the years.

Long-term Quality of Life Following Vestibular Schwannoma Excision Via the Translabyrinthine Approach.

To assess postoperative quality of life (QOL) and other patient-reported outcomes following surgery for vestibular schwannoma.

Quality of Life and African American Women Who are Family Caregivers: A Literature Review with Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

To identify factors affecting the quality of life (QOL) of African American women (AAW) family caregivers of individuals with kidney failure.

In memoriam Alexander Francis Roche (1921-2017).

Why It's So Hard for Insurers to Compete Over Technology.

Cognitive Abilities and Quality of Life After Cochlear Implantation in the Elderly.

To evaluate quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function in elderly patients with cochlear implants relative to auditory improvement, using geriatric validated scales.

Artificial Hydration at the End of Life.

Initiation or continuation of artificial hydration (AH) at the end of life requires unique considerations. A combination of ethical precedents and medical literature may provide clinical guidance on how to use AH at the end of life. The purpose of this review is to describe the ethical framework for and review current literature relating to the indications, benefits, and risks of AH at the end of life. Provider, patient, and family perspectives will also be discussed.

Quality of life related to oral health of patients undergoing hemodialysis and associated factors.

To evaluate quality of life related to oral health (QoLROH) of Brazilians undergoing hemodialysis and to identify associated factors.

Coverage of Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Among US Insurers.

Subversions on the border of life and deathRemaking Life & Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences edited by Sarah Franklin and Margaret Lock. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 2003. 372 pp. (ISBN 1-930618-20-4). $34.95 (hardcover). Reviewed by Anna E. Kubiak.

Resident Perspectives on Work-Life Policies and Implications for Burnout.

As resident burnout increases, there is a need for better awareness, resources, and interventions. Challenges in balancing work and life priorities have been implicated in contributing to physician burnout. Institutional work-life policies (WLPs) are critical tools to meet work-life needs. This study investigates the influence of WLPs on residents' experiences.

The purpose of United Nations Security Council practice: Contesting competence claims in the normative context created by the Responsibility to Protect.

Practice theory provides important insights into the workings of the Security Council. The contribution is currently limited, however, by the conjecture that practice theory operates on 'a different analytical plane' to norm/normative theory. Building on existing critiques, we argue that analysing practices separately from normative positions risks misappropriating competence and reifying practice that is not fit for purpose. This risk is realized in Adler-Nissen and Pouliot's practice-based account of the ...

Spending by Commercial Insurers on Chemotherapy Based on Site of Care, 2004-2014.

Association Between Number of Insurers and Premium Rates in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.

Intraspecific life history variation in contrasting habitats: Insights from an obligate symbiotic organism.

Life history theory predicts that plants in unfavorable habitats for juvenile growth and survival will commence reproduction at smaller sizes and exhibit higher reproductive allocations than those in favorable habitats. The scope of life history theory will increase if these predictions apply to a broad range of organisms. Populations of organisms in contrasting habitats may experience different demographic rates. Thus, we compared the demography and life history traits of a lichen species in contrasting ha...

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